Monday, Aug. 24, 2009


The hardest thing about getting news from the Net is keeping up with it. First there were browser-based bookmarks, but you had to check them all the time. Then the RSS reader was invented, which brought the news home by asking you to subscribe to feeds from your favorite sites. Invariably, they stacked up, unread. Then popurls (it rhymes with popular) cracked the code by pulling together up-to-the-moment headlines from the biggest and most popular news and opinion sites, blogs and vlogs onto one giant Web page for you to graze through. There's nothing to remember to check or install. It's the perfect homepage.