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Google Reader Continues to Get More Social

Share Feed Bundles with You Friends

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Google has been adding social elements to Google Reader lately. A while back, they added the commenting feature. Just this week, they introduced Friends Trends and improved the comments feature (among other updates).

Friends Trends

Now Google is highlighting the ability to create and share custom feed bundles. "Have you ever had a friend you just knew would love your three favorite blogs about education policy?" asks Brad Hawkes at the Google Reader Blog. "Do you know all the best sources for celebrity gossip? Or maybe a friend who knows where to get the best baseball commentary?"

To create custom bundles to share with friends, simply click "Browse for stuff" and create one. You can drag feeds or folders into the box and add the bundle to your shared items.

Google Reader Bundling

Bundles you create will be automatically shared with your reader friends. In addition, you can email bundles, and post them to your blog. You can also browse your friends’ bundles.

To me, each of these features represents just another brick in the social media wall that Google has been building for years. Perhaps the company will figure out a way to push RSS into the mainstream.

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  • http://web-workathome.com Bill Masson

    Google reader is getting better all the time, I haven’t as yet used the friend feed bundles. I do use feeds from my public Reader pages to integrate into a couple of blogs and it works a treat.

    I would like them to start showing other social network links within reader, I can already integrate reader amongst others in my FriendFeed stream. There is so much choice out there and its a job deciding which one to use.

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    It nice to hear that google adds another useful service for their users. Many will truly appreciate this google feature.