30 thoughts on “Another reason I use Google Reader…

  1. Pradeep – I have noticed this also. It may take a couple of hours and then all of a sudden it seems that a bunch of posts hit the feed at one time.

    I posted at noon today and the post still hasn’t hit Google Reader almost 3 hours later.

    Does anyone know if this is a WordPress or a Google Reader issue, and can the feed rate can be configured? I notice that Robert’s posts seem to hit the feed pretty quickly. Must be all the Google juice he has.

  2. Pradeep – I have noticed this also. It may take a couple of hours and then all of a sudden it seems that a bunch of posts hit the feed at one time.

    I posted at noon today and the post still hasn’t hit Google Reader almost 3 hours later.

    Does anyone know if this is a WordPress or a Google Reader issue, and can the feed rate can be configured? I notice that Robert’s posts seem to hit the feed pretty quickly. Must be all the Google juice he has.

  3. I find that WordPress blogs’ feed takes a longer time to get on Google Reader than blogs from other free blogging services.

    I tested with LiveJournal, Blogger and MSN Spaces.

    Anyone see this too?

  4. I find that WordPress blogs’ feed takes a longer time to get on Google Reader than blogs from other free blogging services.

    I tested with LiveJournal, Blogger and MSN Spaces.

    Anyone see this too?

  5. Anything without some River of News aggregated view just isn’t worth using. A lot of these readers like Netvibes and MyYahoo are just terrible Web2.0 demos that are no good for anything more than a dozen feeds.

  6. Anything without some River of News aggregated view just isn’t worth using. A lot of these readers like Netvibes and MyYahoo are just terrible Web2.0 demos that are no good for anything more than a dozen feeds.

  7. You’re 100% right. I made the switch from Bloglines 3 months ago (to Reader) and it has never skipped a beat, sure the Ajax can fail occasionally and it’s sluggish in updating feeds at times, but it’s definitely more reliable than Bloglines.

  8. You’re 100% right. I made the switch from Bloglines 3 months ago (to Reader) and it has never skipped a beat, sure the Ajax can fail occasionally and it’s sluggish in updating feeds at times, but it’s definitely more reliable than Bloglines.

  9. Initially I used Feeds associated with IE 7.
    I don’t like the way the content is displayed with all posts part of a single page. It was hard to quickly tell the beginning and end of posts, and content was not always displayed correctly.
    After reading your blog, I tried using Google Reader, and I have been very happy with it.
    It is easy to use, stable, quick and I agree with you that I like having shortcut keys that enables me to get through a lot of content quickly.
    I would like some kind of search feature that would allow you to search through entries you have collected in your reader.

  10. Initially I used Feeds associated with IE 7.
    I don’t like the way the content is displayed with all posts part of a single page. It was hard to quickly tell the beginning and end of posts, and content was not always displayed correctly.
    After reading your blog, I tried using Google Reader, and I have been very happy with it.
    It is easy to use, stable, quick and I agree with you that I like having shortcut keys that enables me to get through a lot of content quickly.
    I would like some kind of search feature that would allow you to search through entries you have collected in your reader.

  11. Prem, I used to feel the same way about Newsgator. Once you start reading on one feed reader it’s really hard to change. But for me these three got me:

    1) River of news. I don’t read “folder by folder” anymore. Doing so is really a time waster for me. I set Google Reader to come up in “all items” view and then I just “J, J, J, J, J” through the items.

    2) Sharing. I can share with you by hitting “Shift-S” and then you see it. Instantly. Bloglines doesn’t do that.

    3) Good keyboard commands. I think they are both pretty close to each other there, actually, but Google was ahead when I first tried them out.

    Add to that Google’s always up response and Google’s a winner in my book.

  12. Prem, I used to feel the same way about Newsgator. Once you start reading on one feed reader it’s really hard to change. But for me these three got me:

    1) River of news. I don’t read “folder by folder” anymore. Doing so is really a time waster for me. I set Google Reader to come up in “all items” view and then I just “J, J, J, J, J” through the items.

    2) Sharing. I can share with you by hitting “Shift-S” and then you see it. Instantly. Bloglines doesn’t do that.

    3) Good keyboard commands. I think they are both pretty close to each other there, actually, but Google was ahead when I first tried them out.

    Add to that Google’s always up response and Google’s a winner in my book.

  13. Hey Robert, I am a long time bloglines user. Recently, i tried the Google Reader, and was really impressed with its features. I even imported my bloglines feeds into GReader. But I don’t know why, i again end up going again and again to bloglines to read my feeds. Though the cost of switching is practically 0, i still stick to bloglines. Don’t know what really the bloglines magic is!

  14. Hey Robert, I am a long time bloglines user. Recently, i tried the Google Reader, and was really impressed with its features. I even imported my bloglines feeds into GReader. But I don’t know why, i again end up going again and again to bloglines to read my feeds. Though the cost of switching is practically 0, i still stick to bloglines. Don’t know what really the bloglines magic is!

  15. Heh! You’re right, it is a pain. Personally, I’ve tried Google Reader but I found a few things I couldn’t do in it that I’m used to in Bloglines – so I’ve stuck with it. I think the main thing was it didn’t allow me to reorder my feeds the way I wanted to see them – but maybe I didn’t spend enough time in there …

  16. Heh! You’re right, it is a pain. Personally, I’ve tried Google Reader but I found a few things I couldn’t do in it that I’m used to in Bloglines – so I’ve stuck with it. I think the main thing was it didn’t allow me to reorder my feeds the way I wanted to see them – but maybe I didn’t spend enough time in there …

  17. That is one of the reasons I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader…reliability.

    I have been hit with a Gmail outage exactly twice since it has launched. Within a 1/2 hour, it was back up. Bloglines outages can often last all night in my experience.

  18. That is one of the reasons I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader…reliability.

    I have been hit with a Gmail outage exactly twice since it has launched. Within a 1/2 hour, it was back up. Bloglines outages can often last all night in my experience.

  19. Are….you somehow saying that LOLCats are bad?
    Shame on you Scoble, you’re obviously a pet hater, or just somebody who hates funny things.

  20. Are….you somehow saying that LOLCats are bad?
    Shame on you Scoble, you’re obviously a pet hater, or just somebody who hates funny things.

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