I was struck this morning by how much faster I can process posts in my feedreader than I can emails in my inbox.
Part of this is the fact that most posts are not directly addressed to me, and don’t require a specific response, but that isn’t the whole story.
For me, the key factors are:
1) Posts are archived on the Web, so I don’t have to make a keep/delete decision
2) Responses are automatically threaded via comments, so I don’t have to worry about linking responses to posts
3) del.icio.us allows me to tag the posts I consider particularly interesting, and the process is much quicker than placing copies of an email into different folders.
I know that with desktop search, I can achieve many of the same things, but I’ve never found it that useful.
What are your experiences?