Google Reader is part of my external brain.
Anything I want to be able to find sometime later, I star. Searching my starred items almost always brings up whatever it was I needed. When I find useful stuff on economics blogs for my courses, I tag them with the appropriate course code; when updating the syllabus and notes before the start of semester, I flip through all the tagged items and make the appropriate adjustments.
I'm scared, Google.
I am willing to pay for a web-based (or cross-platform) RSS reader that will import all my starred and tagged items; hopefully, the market will provide. If one doesn't emerge...