Jeremiah Owyang is on a trip to China at the moment. He put up a post on his blog the other day saying he couldn’t access Robert Scoble’s blog from inside China – it seems to be blocked by the Great Firewall of China for some reason. I don’t know if this applies to all WordPress.com accounts or just Robert’s.
In any case, it occurred to me this morning that if I Shared all of Robert’s posts from within my Google Reader account and sent Jeremiah the links to my Google Reader Shared items, he should be able to read Robert’s posts within China.
Of course if Google Reader had a way to allow you to select multiple posts to share (or even allowed you to share a full feed) then this would make it easier for me to keep Jeremiah up to date!
Lots of people are posting opinions on this from Marshall Kirkpatrick on TechCrunch to Robert Scoble on Scobleizer to Richard McManus on the ReadWrite Web and all the reviews are effusive in their praise!
I’m not surprised. This time Google seem to have got it right. The old “Lens” look of the old Google Reader was, to my mind, sacrificing usability for looks. Now, you have a reader with a simple, fast interface not lacking in functionality. It even has a river of news option with an infinite scroll. And if you liked the old interface you can revert to that in the settings page too!
Added functionality includes the ability to create folders, bulk delete subscriptions, star, share, email and tag posts.
Several commentators have pointed to the continuing lack of integration with Google’s Blogsearch but personally with the dire state that is in, I think this is a good thing!
I have been slow to recommend online rss readers in the past but I think with the new Google Reader that has just changed.
Google Reader is one of the better online feed readers. It sports a nice ajaxy interface and runs reasonably speedily.
However, I have 239 feeds in my Google Reader account now and I wish to delete most of these. The only problem is that there doesn’t appear to be a way to delete more than one feed at a time – with 239 feeds registered, I could be a while doing this!
Does anyone know if there is a way to delete multiple feeds simultaneously in Google Reader?
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