Just thinking – the feature that’s probably changed my web browsing habits the most is the “Live bookmark” feature of Firefox. Now instead of visiting the website directly, I flick open my live bookmark, and I can see what the latest articles are, and if I want to read them. Of course it depends on said website having an RSS feed, but as I’ve proved, that’s really not too hard to set up.
So now sites like BBC News and The Register get scanned for interesting stories without having the bother of going to their front-page! And similarly a site like DPReview I can check for an (interesting) update without having to actually go there. It’s grand!