When I read RSS feeds, there’s a way in which everything is the same. It’s a list of things to read through: a war in the Gaza Strip, previews of upcoming video games, ruminations on language, lolcats, government scandal. Think about that list for a second. War in the Gaza Strip has killed over a thousand human beings, with the potential to spread conflict and chaos throughout the region. Lolcats are at worst an annoying trend incapable of actually harming anybody. I especially notice this when sharing links with friends and family–here’s a celebrity death, there’s an amazing Lego project, and over there’s an update on net neutrality. I sometimes worry that the way I treat these pages is leading to my not giving enough times to important things and way too much time to ephemera. I’m not sure what the solution is, or even how big a problem this actually is.