Google Reader: I'm a Convert
Posted by: Rob Hof on October 11, 2006
I’ve been frustrated in my blog reading the past few months because my preferred method of reading RSS feeds, MyYahoo (quit laughing, Mike), broke once I tried to read more than about 100 feeds. I like MyYahoo, primitive as it is, because I can just go to one page for all my news, blogs, and many of the services I use hourly, and posts don’t disappear off the page as they do on so many other readers just because I happened to look at them once. (My memory isn’t good enough, so I often want to revisit posts I’ve already seen without going to the trouble of visiting each blog.) Problem is, MyYahoo still hasn’t fixed the problems with reading a large number of feeds.
So I tried the new version of Google Reader, and now I’m nearly sold. It’s a regular service for me now, because it has almost all of what I need, if not everything I ideally want. It has even won me over to the River of News method, because it’s just so darn easy to scroll through the posts quickly now. I’d still like a little more control over how I view the posts, but it’s more than good enough for me to stay current. It’s about time.