Google Reader

by john on January 30, 2007


I had been using Bloglines for reading RSS feeds for over three years until I started using Google Reader a few months ago and I haven’t looked back. It’s hard to quantify why I switched – there are still a lot of things I like about Bloglines. Reader is very bland whereas Bloglines shows the favicon for each site, for example. I like that I can easily see how many subscribers I have for my own feeds in Bloglines. It feels more stable all around.

And yet I switched to Google Reader, while it is still in their lab. I switched but lately it’s been questionable as it has been slow and acting funny, case in point the error message shown here.

I think I switched because I’m not ready to bet against Google in anything. And I’d rather switch when I want to rather than when I am forced to.

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Tim Linden February 5, 2007 at 10:24 am

I’ve noticed it’s been slow too and getting lots of errors. Something I wouldn’t expect from Google..

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