Google Reader

The new Google Reader is amazing. It’s an RSS reader, like Bloglines or NewsGator, sites that let you keep track of lots of different blogs and news sites in one convenient location.

Google’s version is really nifty for a couple of reasons. First, by default items are marked as read as you scroll by them. You don’t have to mark anything as read yourself anymore.

Second, there’s a share link at the bottom of each story. This lets you compile a list of interesting stories for your friends to read. In the near future, you can expect to see a “J. D. Harper’s Shared Stories” section in the sidebar of this website.

There are number of other interesting features that I haven’t mentioned. You really ought to give it a try. You can find it at http://www.google.com/reader/.

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