The Webpage at the End of the Internet


I recently discovered the life-changing invention that is Google Reader and its “Next” bookmark. (Google Reader is a feed reader that allows you to aggregate blogs and news feeds using Really Simple Syndication (RSS). (Including this blog, by the way). But the real revolution is the “Next” bookmark, which you slide onto your bookmarks toolbar and use to jump around the internet from blog to blog, reading every unread item on the blogs whose feeds you subscribe to. That means I can jump from reading the newest post on the Blue Marble to reading the newest MoJo Blog post with unprecedented ease.

There’s only one problem, as far as I can see. If you run out of new items on the blogs you’ve subscribed to, you get to the end of the internet. Then what are you going to do? I guess when that happens, it’s time to pick up your print copy of the magazine and start reading the old-fashioned way.

—Nick Baumann

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