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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

PSA: Google Reader

I'm a sucker for all Google products. I use G-mail, Google Maps (check out this version with a pedometer), and of course Blogger. This weekend, I stumbed across another awesome tool -- Google Reader. It's basically one-stop shopping for blogs. You subscribe to the feeds of your favorite blogs and new posts are collected for you on one page.

Not all blogs have the necessary feeds, but we do, as do some of our favorites, including Television Without Pity, Gawker, Defamer, and Go Fug Yourself.

There are a few drawbacks. You can't read comments. Some blogs don't syndicate the full post, but only the first line or so, so you have to go to the original post to read the whole thing. Sometimes, it takes a while for posts to show up. And sometimes, mysteriously, it will show you posts you've already read (but it's in beta, so maybe they'll fix that). The great thing about it is that, unlike many other aggregators, it's web-based, so you don't have to download software and you can check it from any computer that has an internet connection.