Friday, October 07, 2005

Google Reader

Yes, Google has released Google Reader, which is a RSS aggregator.  I’ve got to tell you that I’m pretty happy with Bloglines and am not necessarily looking for a change — although if there was a way to import all of my Bloglines subscriptions AND retain the folders I have the subscriptions organized in, I might be willing to switch.

Here’s an interesting tidbit from my first 30 seconds of playing around with Google Reader:

I entered in as a new feed address and was told that the URL had no results.  Thinking that I may have misspelled, I tried it again with the same result.  Finally I entered and the feed for my site popped right up.

What’s ironic about the above is that Google owns Blogger, so at the very least the Blogger sites should be auto-discoverable.  Google Reader will be a pain in the ass if you have to actually find the XML address for the feed; I’m sure they’ll fix this quickly.

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