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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Google Reader

reading_trends.jpg I've been using Google Reader as my online aggregator for three or so months, now. I'm quite happy with it.

These are the top ten feeds that I read. That's not to say those are my favorite reads. As far as I can tell, those are just the ones who do the most posting on my list.

Anyone using Google Reader can now have access to their trends. More about Google Reader trends can be found on the Google Reader Blog.

Another Google Reader feature is the ability to share items. If I were sharing, those items could be found here. I usually go through my reading list pretty fast - too fast to think about sharing. But, I may start doing that in the future.

EDIT to add (but has nothing to do with this entry; I just wanted to point it out): OMG! Check out this 1960 Ford Thunderbird in Carlinville, Illinois. "Body is in fair condition..." $900.00!!!

Posted by Marie at January 6, 2007 10:11 PM


Someone has a much different idea of "fair condition" than me.

I tried Google Reader for a time. I've tried a few others over the last few years, too. I always just end up going back to my browser and bookmarks.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at January 6, 2007 11:45 PM

I'm such a sucker for stats that this got me to switch to Google Reader from Bloglines. The only feature that really annoys me is that I can't rename my tags/folders. I do really like the ability to page back through feeds even if I've already marked them as read. I closed my Bloglines tab in Firefox yesterday for the first time in 2+ years...

Posted by: kegz at January 7, 2007 7:50 AM

Rob, I agree. Fair condition = some rust and a small ding or two. I wonder what poor condition would be.

Kegz, great to hear from you. If I understand what you're say, you can rename the tags/folders. Click on "Settings" and each one should have an option to rename. Not the quickest solution, but it does work. Bloglines tech support made it easy for me to leave them and never look back. And I was one of their early users.

Posted by: Marie at January 7, 2007 1:24 PM

WGN Weather Center blog -- excellent. One of my faves, too. Though I don't use Google or any other reader. Maybe I should. It might make my reading ... less haphazard.

Posted by: Dan at January 8, 2007 11:45 AM

Dan, By the way, you're the one who turned me on to the WGN weather blog.

Posted by: Marie at January 9, 2007 11:45 PM

Marie, I don't have that option. I went to Settings and then the Tags tab. I see all 14 of my tags/folders, but I have no option to rename. Also, I liked the Bloglines ability to show feed icons (for easier recognition) and sort by unread items, but so far the scroll back through time ability has won me for Google Reader.

Posted by: kegz at January 14, 2007 10:09 AM

You're right. I misunderstood you before. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Marie at January 14, 2007 10:52 AM


Posted by: Marie at May 13, 2007 1:56 AM