Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Google Reader is the bomb

If any of you read more than 4-5 blogs, I would HIGHLY suggest getting a google account (same as your gmail account) and adding all the blogs you read to google reader. To find it, go to the google homepage, log in, and you'll see a list of items on the top left of your page. If you don't see "Reader" there, click on the down arrow to the right of that list and you will see "Reader". From there, copy and paste any blogs you read into the "add subscription" section on the left hand side.

From then on, all of your blogs you like to read will show up in this reader format. It saves you time of going to bookmarks and clicking from blog to blog (not to mention cluttering up your bookmarks), and then having to see if anything is new on that blog. Google reader will show the blog with a highlight on it and a number in parenthesis for the amount of recent blog posts since you last read it.

What Reader is is an RSS application. If you are on any site that has an "RSS" link (usually looks like that logo on the left), you can add it to your google reader. Just click on that logo and it will ask you if you want to add it to your google homepage or your google reader. Any time anything new is posted to that site, it will show up highlighted in your reader section. For example, I have a specific sports section for the tribune (high school sports) in my google reader, so any time a new article is posted for HS sports, the reader will tell me so I don't have to go to that page and look for it.

It's a cool application and I'd suggest it to anyone.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the tip, I am a loyal subscriber :) did I tell you I just found out one of my friends from Roman Gardens covers utah valley high school sports for the herald? yeah, cool.