How do you guys keep up with current events without this activity becoming too time-consuming?
I've always subscribed to an RSS stream of a major news agency and filtered important news out of it by hand. However, lately I've grown disappointed with how much fluff gets posted via the stream and hence how much time I waste browsing through it. I don't care one bit if Pistorius took acting lessons, some Korean captain abandoned ship before his passengers or Apple stock rose 2%. But I'd sort of like to know that Russia occupied Crimea, a hurricane flooded New Orleans or Google entered the smartphone market. So, I don't dare eschew news reading altogether.
Basically, I would like to receive only the most important news. And unless it's 1st September 1939 and Germany's invading Poland, I very much doubt there can be more than a couple of important news per week.
Is there an aggregator, a curating service or a weekly news digest perhaps that provides this kind of news reports?