I realized after a discussion at work today that I don't view news and information sites in a browser that often. I find that I use an RSS reader more than actually going to the sites. I did not think about this too much until a co-worker was discussing Twitter as a service does not get that much direct traffic (people going to their site) most twitter users use a 3rd party software or tool to tweet or follow people. I realized how true this was when I realized that I had not gone to www.twitter.com for a long time. I use my Iphone, digsby, or outtwit instead of going in a browser to twitter.
The same is true for most of the other sites I like. I use my RSS reader Google Reader to view most of my daily reading. I will post the blogs and sites I follow in another post. Today, I am interested in what people view in their browser.
I found that I enjoy a few sites directly (even though I may follow their blog):
- Lifehacker (www.lifehacker.com)
- Digg (www.digg.com)
- woodtv (www.woodtv.com) - Local news - can't get school closings in RSS
- news.google.com - for some reason I'd rather use this site than reader.
Other than those sites I use Google Reader to get info. Now don't get me wrong, I do search for sites, research, code and purchase on sites directly. However, I don't really view news or info other than in a reader.
So what sites do you browse to?