A Third Way to avoid the bottleneck of social networking site users flooding websites.
Unfortunately, both of these are solutions to view websites, articles, etc that have been up for a while (interpret as days, or possibly months).
What if the article you are looking for is brand new?
The answer: RSS Feeds.
Recently Lifehacker.com and DIGG both posted links to MarcandAngel.com’s article 7 Clever Google Tricks Worth Knowing.
Intrigued, I tried to visit the site only to be greeted by a PHP error saying the site had exceeded it’s quota.
Wayback Machine did not have the article as it was too new, and Google’s Cache had the same problem.
What is a smart Web Reader to do?
Their URL – marcandangel.com – was plain from the DIGG and Lifehacker posts so I jumped into Google Reader, clicked Add Feed, typed in the URL, and Voila!
The article I was looking for happened to be the first post in the RSS feed. Enjoy!