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Google Reader doesn't suck!

2006-09-29 16:06:58

Google just launched a major revision of Google Reader. I guess they realized that it was just about the worst RSS feed reader ever made. It looks like they completely threw everything from before in the trash an rewrote it from scratch. Which was 100% for sure the right thing to do.

I used to use bloglines for reading feeds, but I got a little tired of some of the bugs. Then I switched to the desktop-based NetNewsWire, which is awesome. The key to that is that you can synchronize your feeds so that you can read stuff at home and at work. But synching is not as good as a web-hosted thing.

So I'm going to try Google Reader for a while. If it lets me speed through feeds at even half the speed of NNW, then I'll stick with it.