But don't worry – there's an easy solution to keeping up to date with what's happening on the web.
Using RSS feeds (RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'), you can pull together all the latest posts from your favourite websites into one place – where they'll update automatically any time something new is published.
So no more clicking between sites to see if there's anything new there – you'll be able to see at a glance whenever anything fresh gets published. And you don't have to be a technological genius to set it up.
Receiving RSS feedsThere are several ways of following RSS feeds, but the technology is moving forwards and adapting very quickly. The main method is to use a program called a 'News Reader'. You can then set up this program to receive RSS information from whatever websites you wish that offer it, and browse headlines and story summaries that link through to the full story on the website.
There are several News Reader programs available for all platforms, many of which are free. See a list here. There are also several excellent web-based news readers - which means you can view your feeds on any computer. The best are probably Google Reader and Bloglines.
Alternatively, some newer web browsers offer similar functionality already built-in which will detect whether the website you are viewing offers an RSS feed and will then let you create a constantly-updated list of links in your 'bookmarks' menu.
The Firefox browser (Windows, Mac, Linux) will let you do this, and will alert you to an RSS-enabled page by displaying an icon in the right end of the address bar. Internet Explorer (from Version 7) includes RSS and the icon in the toolbar menu will change from Gray To Orange when a Feed is available. Apple's Safari browser offers an even fuller service, and other browsers will probably follow.