Google Reader

I’ve been trying Google Reader to keep the web sites that I like to visit often into one interface. It’s a bit like email. Most sites have a RSS feed. Flickr maintains them for users, groups and so on.

Google Reader

Google Reader

It’s a bit fiddly posting long URLs of feeds into the “Add a subscription” box but you get used to it.

One thing I noted is that if people read my blog through Reader the hits do not show up in the site statistics maintained by WordPress. Google Reader must get in by a side entrance. It certainly reformats the content for presentation in its window.

I looked at the Google Reader recommended bundle of sites to add when you set it up. I wasn’t interested in any of them. It was a generic mix of harmless US-centric pop culture sites.

Google’s missing an opportunity here. They know so much about my browsing history and anything else they can glean. They could make a bundle of sites that they think might interest me. They’re good at things like that.

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One Response to “Google Reader”

  1. Some Flickr Photos Unavailable to Google Reader « Bkkphotographer's Blog Says:

    […] Flickr Photos Unavailable to Google Reader By bkkphotographer One problem with using Google Reader to view photos that my contacts have added to their Flickr Photostreams is that Google Reader does […]

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