Initial reaction to Google Reader

So, Friday the 7th, I saw a blurb go by on my screen that Google had introduced its RSS aggregator at the Web 2.0 meeting. I quickly tried it, only to find that everyone in the world was trying it too, and the performance was really bad, particularly for importing subscriptions (OPML files). However, over the weekend, things improved considerably, and I began to experiment with it. First, one thing that I really do like is that since it’s based on Google’s servers, I can read my subscriptions from multiple computers and it’s all synchronized. I’ve tried various stand-alone aggregators, the Sage Firefox extension, but having the ability to keep things in synch across multiple machines is great. Having said that, it’s taken me a while to get used to the way the Google reader works, and how to navigate. The more I use it, the more I like it…try it, your mileage may vary :-).

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