1. Choose a few essentials. This step is the key to simplifying your online life. Take a step back and think about everything you do online: from email to RSS to IM to forums to blogs to games to social media to social bookmarking to organizing tools to web apps and more. What do you check regularly? Where do you spend most of your time? Now give a little thought to what you think is most essential: what gives you the most benefit for your time? What is most important to your life and career? Put an asterisk next to those things — they are your essentials. Try to focus on them and eliminate the rest as much as possible.
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