I am fascinated by Google's Reader. I have been using their Blogsearch function (a different page) and then pasting the rss feed to the Reader. In the Reader I can make folders and look for the latest on the topic. I have also used the reader to set up a job search using the rss feeds from Careerbuilder.com. This way I can see the latest jobs that meet his criteria. (ok, these job sites are a bit too much like fit the peg in the hole, plug in type jobs, I have to admit. But if you use them, you might as well have them all readable in one Reader).
Wasting time? Perhaps.