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A couple weeks ago I wrote a post talking about how I used my FeedBurner stats to discover that Bloglines and NetVibes were the most popular feed readers used on my blog’s feed (Newsgator was very popular too). Recently, InformationWeek had a great post comparing 2 of those 3 (Bloglines and Newsgator) as well as Google Reader.

Here are a few of the summaries from that article:

Bloglines: “Bloglines is good on the input side. It makes discovering and subscribing to an RSS feed very easy, and provides better-than average help in suggesting feeds. It is feature-rich, with things like package tracking and notification, but pays for this with a cluttered look. It is weak on the display of feed entries, and it doesn’t give you much room for tweaking its UI. It’s on the output side that Bloglines does best, with its integrated blog.”

Newsgator: “If you like to fiddle with your feeds, Newsgator’s subscription features and drag-and-drop interface for the navigation bar will be to your liking, but the lack of a customizable entry display and limited information management and collaboration options put Newsgator Online at a disadvantage compared to Bloglines and Google Reader.”

Google Reader: “Google Reader is the winner for helping you cope with the flood of RSS-delivered information in its intelligently designed interface. While it lacks the blogging integration of Bloglines, its unlimited sharing of collections via embedded JavaScript in other Web pages is very powerful.”

Read David DeJean’s entire article at InformationWeek:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193401507&pgno=1

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