Sunday, June 17, 2007

Google Reader Shared Items

I was talking to Darren Neimke in the Melbourne Qantas Lounge on Friday afternoon while waiting for my flight back to Brisbane about the coolness of the Shared Item feature in Google Reader for creating a Link Blog of interesting posts.
Some of the reasons why I like the Shared items Feeds or Link Blogs are
  1. They allow you to see what the person you have subscribed to is interested in.
  2. They are a great source of finding new blogs to subscribe too.
  3. You can use Google Reader Trends to see what blogs you find the most interesting and use it weed out any blogs that you find are not relevant to you anymore.
  4. It is so simple and easy to use
To create your own Link Blog is easy as it automatically set up if you are using Google Reader. To find the location of your Shared Item or Link blog is as easy as clicking on the "Shared items" on the top left hand menu.
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The Yellow box at the top of the page as you can see shows the URL and RSS feed locations.
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Adding items to your Shared Item Feed or Link blog is as simple clicking on the Share button at the bottom the post or if your a keyboard person using Shift+S.
Not shared
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Shared
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If you have a Shared Item Feed or Link Blog please leave a comment here with a link to it and the type of information you are likely to share so I can subscribe to it.
You can check out my Share Items or Link blog here at http://www.google.com/reader/shared/14406416809126036932 from which you can subscribe to RSS feed. I primarily share items about Software Development (.NET, SQL, Coding, etc.), Web 2.0, Tech News, Geek Stuff, etc.

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