RSS feeds are the coolest, I enjoy the fact that now I will not have to search for individual websites with can be time consuming especially if I am in a time crunch. I have explored both technorati and feedster; I enjoy them equally and each offers categories that interests me. I certainly appreciate how easy it is to use.
Merlin is great... it was refreshing to go back to that site! I have taken online computer courses through Merlin in the past which made me quite familiar with that site and what it offered.