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December 15, 2007

It's So Close To Being A Digg Killer, I Can Taste It

Google Reader is another step closer to being a Digg Killer with Google's announcement, "Reader and Talk are Friends!"

So, we've linked up Reader with Google Talk (also known as chat in Gmail) to make your shared items visible to your friends from Google Talk. Once you've logged into Reader and been notified of the change, these friends will be able to see your shared items in the Reader left-hand navigation area under "Friends' shared items". We've provided an option to clear your shared items in case you don't want your friends to see what you've shared in the past. We've also added a Settings page so you can choose which friends you see and invite friends who aren't yet sharing to try it out.

If Google would just start tracking the popularity of shared items and applied them in aggregate to compile a most shared feed, they'd have their Digg Killer in hand. It's that simple now.

Posted in Digg , Google , Websites & Cool Links by usrbingeek at 2007-12-15 02:55 ET (GMT-5) | 1 Comments | Permalink


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Posted by: Essie Webber at December 25, 2007 03:24 AM

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