Google Reader Updated: More Friendly to Power RSS Users

Sep 29, 2006 - 3:30 pm 1 by
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google-reader-labs-logo.pngA WebmasterWorld thread discusses the update to Google Reader, Google's RSS Reader. I am not going to do the review, but I wanted to link to Matt Cutts's review of the product. He does a great job comparing the reader between Google Reader Old, Bloglines and Google Reader New. The screen captures are awesome, but one thing Matt notes, I need to clarify.

Matt said, "I couldn’t agree more, Barry." When I blasted SEW's feed, I could of simply changed my preferences for Bloglines to not show updates for "updated items" and just show updates for "new items" for each individual feed that annoyed me. He notes that "Google Reader doesn’t have this issue," but it then has an other issue. I prefer to know when some posts are updated with additional information, but not all feeds - does Google Reader have that option?

In any event, Google Reader is much improved in terms of usability and features, making it a serious competitor now in the RSS reader market. Unfortunately, Google Reader runs a tad slow on my Mac and Bloglines is much faster and takes up a tiny fraction of the CPU processes. Nathan claims that on his system it "hogs 100% of the CPU when open in IE7 on Windows Vista, even when completely idle."

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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