Wanna get up to speed on the internet? Filter away all the stuff that you don’t wanna know? But don’t want to miss anything? Don’t want to rely on the ‘established’ media only? Wanna become a true web 2.0 surfer?

Well, there are off course innumerable ways of doing this. The options and interconnectivity of the internet are growing and getting more complex and structured simultaneously, much in the way fractals do. What you need is good, accessible and up-to-date information, and lots of it. And only about what you think is interesting. Here are a few tips that can change your surfing experience for good, and change your browser into a data synaps. And oh yes, it’s completely location independant: your stuff is where you have an internet connection and any computer can be set up this way.

If haven’t already, please get Firefox to replace Internet Explorer. When installing, chose ‘import bookmarks from Internet Explorer’.

01: Get a del.icio.us account and start tracking and tagging everything you find interesting. True, del.icio.us is not an interesting looking site, but don’t be fooled by appearances. Del.icio.us offers a way of storing all your bookmarks (or favorites, in Internet Exploder) online, in a smart, efficient and easily searchable way through tags and bundles.

02: Get the del.icio.us Bookmarks plugin for Firefox. This is a way to automatically bookmark to del.icio.us instead of the Firefox bookmarks list. It is a replacement for the Firefox bookmark system. Don’t worry: during the install, the plugin asks you if you want to import all the bookmarks you have acquired over time.

03: Start subscribing to RSS-feeds. If you see this icon in your Firefox when visiting a website, click it to bookmark ir and add some relevant tags to it. When visiting this site, you should see it in the right side of the address bar, or perhaps at the bottom. Make sure you set the del.icio.us link bar that was placed in Firefox after you installed the del.icio.us plugin to display the tag that you give your RSS-feeds. the tag ‘firefox:rss’ is recommended.

If you’ve done all the work above and succeeded, your browser is a really cool RSS-reader now: you only need to see the blog titles to see if it is of any interest. You only subscribe to RSS-feeds you find interesting. To get started, here is tek.no.lo.gics list of RSS-feeds. These are pretty much all the sources I use to blog.

Have fun!

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