Another Firefox Favorite: Sage
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an increasingly popular mechanism for providing information you want in a clean and unified format. RSS is best known for streamlining the way people receive their daily news fix, and RSS is proving itself just as capable for tracking and distributing multimedia content.
If you have never experimented with RSS "feeds", may I suggest installing the Firefox plugin Sage.
A description from the developer's website: Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It's got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don't.
And that's why I appreciate Sage so much - it automates the way I gather new information from a variety of websites that interest me, and it does so without a lot of overhead or headaches.
I'm sure the RSS gurus out there have their own tools of choice, and I encourage everyone to share the applications and methods that make the most of their favorite feeds.