RSS feeds make it possible to consume far more information at a faster pace than would otherwise be possible for the human brain. That said, many people experience a new level of information overload once they begin reading feeds. Here’s an overview of how I read thousands of RSS feeds without breaking a sweat.
Give it a read if you’re interested in how the Marshall kept up in order to write for TechCrunch. I can’t imagine having thousands of feeds in my reader!