Google Reader Embraces Universal Translator
It looks as if users have yet another reason to place yet another part of their life on Google’s servers.
Google Reader has just launched a feature that will allow bloggers to translate feeds from international sites/blogs into their native tongue.
(Google Reader) Next time you find an interesting feed in another language, just subscribe to it as normal in Reader. When you view the feed in Reader, check off “Translate into my language” in the feed settings, and (voila!) the feed will be immediately translated for you. Also, this setting will be saved so you can always view this feed in your own language.
It will be interesting to see whether the competition (note: mainly Bloglines) responds to this new feature, as it could convince the masses to switch over to Google Reader.
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word "blog" (he called them "web journals" then). When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.