Google Reader just added a social network…

Oh, my, the choice I made to start a link blog using Google Reader’s technology is just looking better and better all the time.

Today they started a social network. Please do join up! My Google Name: scobleizer@gmail.com.

Add me as a friend, particularly if you are also sharing items in Google Reader. Make sure you edit your Google Reader settings, first, though. Hint: if you look there you’ll see more possibilities for new features coming soon!

Here’s the official blog post on the Reader/Talk features.

Comments

  1. [...] Be My Friend? Google Reader has added a function that enables you to view the Shared Items of your friends alongside your own. I don’t know how many people read this and use the Shared Items feature of Google Reader, but if you do, add me as a friend if you like (lnewcomer (at) gmail (dot) com). Apparently you can do it by simply adding the user via Chat. See Robert Scoble’s take here. [...]

  2. I am just waiting for the day that we can add comments to items we share. When that day arrives, Reader will be the greatest web application out there.

  3. I am just waiting for the day that we can add comments to items we share. When that day arrives, Reader will be the greatest web application out there.

  4. A rather more straightforward method (ie not having to go through another Google app!) would be a step forward…

  5. A rather more straightforward method (ie not having to go through another Google app!) would be a step forward…

  6. this is a horrible feature! I just found it, and knowing you’re a big fan of Reader I thought I’d better skim back through your posts. I’m disappointed that you like it so much, although I suppose I should have known better. you don’t really care about your own personal privacy :)

    BUT, this feature is a complete invasion of my privacy and I don’t like it at all.

    one of my contacts is my ex-husband. I really, really don’t want him to see the items that I share, but because he is a contact of mine, he will be automatically subscribed if he ever decides to use Google Reader.

    why do I care? I divorced him for a reason. it’s creepy if he is reading the items that I share.

    the only way I can prevent him from seeing these items is to remove him as a contact. this is crazy! I need to keep him as a contact because we still have reasons to converse, but we do not have a friendly relationship.

    and I know it wouldn’t necessarily be that difficult for him to find my shared items feed and add it, but he’s lazy and would never go out of his way to find it. he probably doesn’t even know it exists. but now, when/if he starts using Reader, it will be handed to him.

  7. this is a horrible feature! I just found it, and knowing you’re a big fan of Reader I thought I’d better skim back through your posts. I’m disappointed that you like it so much, although I suppose I should have known better. you don’t really care about your own personal privacy :)

    BUT, this feature is a complete invasion of my privacy and I don’t like it at all.

    one of my contacts is my ex-husband. I really, really don’t want him to see the items that I share, but because he is a contact of mine, he will be automatically subscribed if he ever decides to use Google Reader.

    why do I care? I divorced him for a reason. it’s creepy if he is reading the items that I share.

    the only way I can prevent him from seeing these items is to remove him as a contact. this is crazy! I need to keep him as a contact because we still have reasons to converse, but we do not have a friendly relationship.

    and I know it wouldn’t necessarily be that difficult for him to find my shared items feed and add it, but he’s lazy and would never go out of his way to find it. he probably doesn’t even know it exists. but now, when/if he starts using Reader, it will be handed to him.

  8. hi!!! As for me zigime is better than other social networking because it has many unique features people can upload music, video, photos, barter, classifieds, mail, groups, jobs, events, blogs so on… and it has workspace too……nowadays more people are enjoying in zigime network

  9. hi!!! As for me zigime is better than other social networking because it has many unique features people can upload music, video, photos, barter, classifieds, mail, groups, jobs, events, blogs so on… and it has workspace too……nowadays more people are enjoying in zigime network