One of the things that I'm often asked is 'how do you keep up to date?' and I know that it's an issue for a lot of people. One of the applications that I use is FeedHub which is a resource that learns what interests me and gives me a personalised news feed. I simply gave it my OPML file (my list of RSS feeds) and it analyzed them. Next it delivers (as a new feed) items, news, blog posts etc that it thinks will be of particular interest to me. I can then 'vote' on the posts to let the system know if I like what it's sent me. It learns what interests me and then dynamically changes over time.
It's a great little resource and most of all, it's free. So if you're feeling a little overwhelmed, give it a go!