Gaming, Technology, Social Media, and Fun
In: web2.05 May 2008
Today, Google announced a cool new feature to Google Reader: The ability to share an item with a note. I could see this being useful for me and my podcast as Google Reader shared items is my primary source for collecting links to podcast about. Now I can do this outside of Google Reader by using the bookmarklet and also append a note about the story to use during podcasting. I didn’t want to use Google Shared Items for this as I do a lot of my link gathering through Google Reader, but occasionally, I’l stumble across something in Twitter or FriendFeed that I want to discuss. This note feature will work perfectly with that.
Now there are some who believe this feature is lacking, and while I agree, I think it’s outside the scope of the its intent. It sounds as if people want this to be FriendFeed and it’s not.
At any rate, I’ll definitely get some use out of it, especially given the amount of time I use Google Reader. Now all we need is the ability to do this from the iPhone and my workflow will be much smoother
Update: FriendFeed now imports Google Reader Shared Item Notes. Scary fast.
Post written by Bwana