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Politics and Google reader[edit]

This seems not to be NPOV. In any case, these type of speculative rumblings have no place in an encyclopedia article. RCSB 09:35, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Entirely agree; this section now removed in tidying up. Carbonix 18:01, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Google Reader Transparent Logo.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot 05:03, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Why they don't allow search in Google Reader?[edit]

???

Google Reader Search[edit]

Google Reader now has search capabillities. (http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/we-found-it.html) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.235.157.145 (talk) 02:01, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

List of browsers[edit]

I use Camino, but it's not listed in the list of compatible browsers. Should we add Camino to the list of compatible browsers?

Viridia (talk) 15:14, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Konami Code[edit]

Shouldn't it be noted somewhere that if you enter the Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a) it shows a "Ninja!" skin? 24.174.152.109 (talk) 01:24, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

If anywhere, better to mention at List of Google's hoaxes and easter eggs. 86.164.201.234 (talk) 12:05, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Recommended Items[edit]

I think there should be a section on how Google recommends items to a user based on articles or images they "like". Mention should also be made on the ability to share items through Google Buzz, and the ability for Google to create feeds on pages that do not already have a feed of their own. Adrenalin 150% (talk) 07:05, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Outrage[edit]

Is it appropriate adding to this article information about the net outrage the news about closing GR has caused? 93.172.140.177 (talk) 06:39, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Not really, WP:NOTNEWS. It would be better left till after the closure, assuming it goes ahead, when I'm sure there will be suitable eulogies to reference (rather than Hitler reaction videos). Dcxf (talk) 10:44, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

What was the point of Google Reader?[edit]

Not quite relevant here, I know, but why is Reader shutting down such a big deal? Most or all modern browsers offer RSS subscription and reading features — without the need for third-party sign-in. 86.164.201.234 (talk) 11:55, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

you can check your subscriptions from any computer Robopologist (talk) 11:00, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
yes, with a google account and a computer with a browser or my android phone with the applet, I can check unread updates from ~400 feeds anywhere and never miss a beat. I have yet to find an alternative with an ML-importation capability that provides this versatility. Any ideas? . signed:Donan Raven (talk) 16:22, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Lifehacker.com have produced some useful articles for GR users that want a painless migration to an alternative. I don't know if links are allowed here in talk so I'd suggest just going there and searching for google reader (you might find more up to date articles than whatever I could post here). For me the most useful thing about GR was as mentioned already, the fact that you can use any browser on any machine and see your feeds (and their read/unread statuses maintained across browsers too). If you want to leave flowers for dead Google products (thereby showing the volume of people who wish it hadn't died), you can do so here: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/map_of_the_week/2013/03/google_reader_joins_graveyard_of_dead_google_products.html naturally GR is top of the mourned list (with iGoogle currently second). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.244.159.132 (talk) 08:36, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Vic Gundotra[edit]

Is Vic Gundotra the man behind the discontinuation of Google Reader? He is the guy who discontinued the social features a while back. Anyone knows? 93.172.140.177 (talk) 19:11, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Image of Google Reader in Action[edit]

If I were to explain to someone what Google Reader is, I would also show an image of the application in action. Right now, this article only has an image of the application's logo. Some sample articles that include an image of the application in action under the application's logo are Windows Live Personalized Experience, Firefox, Bloglines, Claws Mail. Still a little over three months for someone to login and create a CC BY-SA 3.0 (or whatever) image for posterity... ;) --82.170.113.123 (talk) 20:24, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

done. Bare in mind that the image has copyright limitations. Google has copyrighted Google Reader and the feeds are commercial newspaper clips.. signed:Donan Raven (talk) 12:53, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Hey, thanks a lot. --82.170.113.123 (talk) 20:53, 24 March 2013 (UTC)