Originally Posted by jbairdjr
Have you tried Viigo and a client like Socialscope for the news and Twitter/Facebook updates?
I turned off all text notifications and use Viigo and Socialscope to manage my news and updates. Socialscope has a notification in Profiles, so I know when Twitter and Facebook updates.
Yes, I've tried all of those-they don't work for me. I use Google Reader, which Viigo doesn't sync with. I use text messages to receive local and CNN breaking news, in between the times when I check Reader. I can post and reply to Facebook and Twitter with text messages and it's much faster than loading the applications, and less stressful on the battery than leaving them loaded all the time. It's just my preference. I changed my Google Calendar notifications to email, so I can still keep them unread when I need to.