I try to read (or at least skim) SLAW postings daily, along with 3 other BLOGS whose daily updates arrive by an email in my Outlook in box. Although our firm uses an enterprise RSS aggregator (which allows us to either display RSS feeds in the context of our portal or to show the RSS feeds as folders in Outlook), I personally don’t seem to have the discipline to check either of these locations on a periodic (ie daily or twice daily) basis. I am forced to admit that without the daily emails, I would miss a lot of useful information.
That having been said, I am not prepared to receive email notification for the many other RSS feeds I have added to our enterprise aggregator (which feeds I review on a much less frequent basis).
Anyone reviewing the daily SLAW postings is left with the impression that it is “normal” to follow and share with others information on an amazingly broad range of material (mostly on the Web). Since I personally can’t manage to do that, I feel comfortable in assuming that many other lawyers are in the same position. Without denying the power and potential of RSS, is the current reality a different story – is RSS still a “tool” or “feature” rather than an integrated aspect of how lawyers work on a daily basis?