I have fallen in love with the Google Reader for those of you who have not drank the RSS coolaid it is awesome. RSS enables you to subscribe to “news feeds” on your favorite websites. When these sites update they make a update to their RSS file, your news reader sees that update and then shows it in the reader screen, much like an email. This enables you to follow many more websites in a quick fashion as you only have to visit when there is a update.
Google reader also allows you to share news items with your friends and even the world (my share is here).