… because these days we’re all using Web2.0 technology to read websites, right?
I have dumped Bloglines as my Web v2.0 Reader Of Choice.
See that blue shivering pile in the corner of the garden?
That’s Bloglines that is.
The replacement is Google Reader.
Now some folk might tut and shake their head at my tardiness in adopting Google Reader as my Web v2.0 Reader Of Choice, but the reason I didn’t adopt it earlier comes flooding back to me, now that I’m using the product.
A couple of websites I read show up as full-length articles in Bloglines, but they are only reproduced in extract format in Google Reader.
And yet they’re both reading *the same* RSS feeds.
I don’t get it.
So I have just typed the URI (not the feed address) for one of those websites in to the Google Reader subscription bar and guess what?
Yep, I’m now getting the full articles in Google Reader.
So what I have here, in my Google Reader account, are two subscriptions to the same RSS feed in the same Google Reader product, yet one subscription shows an extract of the original, while the other subscription shows the full Monty.
Anyway, it’s an easy fix; I just follow the same process for the half-dozen other RSS feeds that were being truncated by Google Reader, delete the extract feeds and Robert’s your mother’s brother – job done.
I know this RSS reader stuff is so much easier than having to click through to every single website one wants to read on a daily basis, just to check if anything has updated, I just don’t understand where the gremlin in Google Reader’s functionality is.
Anyway, bye-bye Bloglines and welcome to my bosom Google Reader.
And to celebrate, here’s my word of the day: