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Friday, May 21, 2021

Google Builds a Reader

Strangely and still only experimentally, Google has decided to unearth their RSS Reader.  I was an early test user of  Google Reader, and remember thinking how useful this was to make sense of an expanding Web, especially if you had many interests.  It had many followers.  Then they canned it.   Its back, or is it, for good?   I used Feedly ever since.

Undead Again, Google Brings Back Reader     in Techcrunch  By Frederic Lardinois   @fredericl 

Chrome, at least in its experimental Canary version on Android (and only for users in the U.S.), is getting an interesting update in the coming weeks that brings back RSS, the once-popular format for getting updates from all the sites you love in Google Reader and similar services.

In Chrome, users will soon see a “Follow” feature for sites that support RSS and the browser’s New Tab page will get what is essentially a (very) basic RSS reader — I guess you could almost call it a “Google Reader.”

Now we’re not talking about a full-blown RSS reader here. The New Tab page will show you updates from the sites you follow in chronological order, but it doesn’t look like you can easily switch between feeds, for example. It’s a start, though.  ...  '

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