Google Reader Adds "Most Obscure" Tab to Trends, More Reading Space

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Continuing from the data available on the Official Google Reader Blog, and so as not to make my last post about the “show details” links too long, here are the other changes to Google Reader.

Aside from adding more languages (which is ongoing), the Reader team managed to find an extra 17 pixels, vertically, for content. They also added a small feature that shows which of your feeds have the fewest (Google) subscribers:

It’s actually kind of neat to see how many sites I’ve subscribed to that have fewer than 10 readers on Google (right now I have five). Notice how my friend i80and’s blog is in there. Will somebody please subscribe to him? (If he asks how you found his site, tell him it was through Google. 😉 While you’re at it, if this site is interesting to you, why not subscribe here, too?

OK, enough feed-pushing, I’ll stop.

So that’s the latest batch of stuff from the Reader team. I wonder what they’re working on next… Authenticated feeds, I hope. Maybe better Gears support so images will also be cached…


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One Comment:

  1. I get two disparate numbers. Google gives me credit for one subscription while Feedburner notes seven. Since Google acquired Feedburner, I’m surprised that their numbers don’t match. Maybe it’s the difference between flesh-and-blood people and robots subscribing. But still. “Obscure?” Damn. Okay. I’ll just wander over into my corner…

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