Google Reader

Whenever Google comes up with a new application or tool, it never disappointed me. Be it Gmail, Calender, Spreadsheets, Picasa, Video – the list goes on. And adding to this list is Google reader.

To keep track plethora of blogs getting updated, I have been using Bloglines for more than a year by subscribing to RSS feeds. My first impression that was alomost 3-4 months ago, when I saw Google Reader, I was not impressed. So I stuck to Bloglines with almost more than 80 feeds in my account. Couple of weeks ago by chance happened to visit Google reader again and in the next half an hour my loyalty had changed from Bloglines.

Google reader has options to share our subscribed feeds – either complete feed or just a single post. And you have an option to put clip of shared posts on your site like I have done here. Along with that it creates a separate page of our shared items – like this

Try it, and I’m sure you are gonna like it

4 thoughts on “Google Reader

  1. Reply
    Anonymous - January 10, 2007

    I am definitely going to try it out. Just two days back started using Google reader.

    Nice info.

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    bachodi - January 11, 2007

    I too use Google reader, but never tried to put my shared items in my blog. ( Word press wont allow me even if i want to)

    Its a nice idea to share the share item. Here… is what i shared.

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    Anonymous - January 11, 2007

    I have been using the Reader for a while now. Although I find it ver useful, it is rather slow, and very resource intensive. If reader is running, firefox is doomed, and the general response of my machine also becomes very slow.
    But this is something new for me – the shared feeds – I think I need to go back and take a look at it. Sounds very interesting.

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    Prashanth M - January 12, 2007

    Cuckoo, Google rocks 🙂

    bachodi, subscribed your shared items list

    sigma, slowness was one reason i didn’t like gReader for the first time. But now its faster.

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