Google Redundancy: Google Reader Resubscibes To Blogs I Already Read?

Filed as News on July 31, 2008 8:55 pm

It looks as if the Google Reader team has launched a new feature within their feed reader that basically informs you about blogs you have already subscribed to (at least those powered by blogger aka blog*spot).

New (Annoying) gReader Feature

New (Annoying) gReader Feature

Google basically created a folder/label titled “Blogs I’m following,” which appears near the top of the list (thanks in part to them listing the feeds in alphabetical order).

Update: It appears as if the Google Reader team has removed this feature (after a few complaints in their forum and in the blogospere).

That was fast!

Users may find this new feature useful, but if not there seems to be no way of removing this folder, which may irritate a few users (this author included).

Hopefully the Google Reader team has an explanation for inserting an extra folder (without permission) for everyone tomorrow, as this feature is lacking any useful purpose (that is as far as this author can see).

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  1. By Toni Hambilton posted on August 1, 2008 at 12:45 am
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    Here one minute, gone the next. Whether it was feedback received from your post, or from other discontent Google Reader subscribers, this feature is no longer displayed on the reader. There this morning, gone this afternoon. I must say, I had the same reaction when I saw it this morning.


  2. By GoingLikeSixty posted on August 1, 2008 at 7:41 am
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    The Commentor finds it very pretentious when The Author refers to Himself in The Third Person.


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