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September 2007

Month of Google Reader

I’ve been using Google reader for slightly over a month now, so I can now look at the monthly stats and have them mean something. I’ve been “sharing” every article that I actually read most or all of rather than just skimming past based on the headline. So, here are the top 10 sources I’ve been reading over the last month:

  1. Gizmodo
  2. The Daily Dish
  3. Digg
  4. The Huffington Post
  5. BoingBoing
  6. Talking Points Memo
  7. Engadget
  8. Think Progress
  9. The Corner
  10. The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Of course, those 10 account for 44% of the items I read. So there is still a lot form other sources as well. But those were the biggest ones this last month.

Also interesting is that there are a bunch in this group (and also in the next 10) that I didn’t read at all before I was reading via Google Reader rather than actually going to the websites. The highest ranking of these is Huffington Post. I can’t stand the website. I would never go there. But via RSS, I’ve obviously found a few things I thought were worth reading.

Anyway, interesting.

4 comments to Month of Google Reader

  • chris

    Oh, did you try google-reader in Firefox or Safari? I ask, because safari seems broken for :( It works fine (lately) in firefox though… I like it actually, and I’ve never been a great fan of news readers.

  • Abulsme

    You asked this when I first started using it. See here. I am using the Safari 3 beta at home on Mac, and Safari on Windows at work. No significant issues on either one. Biggest thing I notice is that if I pass by an article that has flash embedded in the RSS feed, the next and previous buttons get screwed up. They still work, but parts of what was on the widget cover them up at first. Also, it can sometimes get confused when there is a super long article with many pictures. But for the most part, works fine in Safari for me.

  • Abulsme

    Oops. Firefox on my Windows machine. Not Safari. I mistyped.

  • Abulsme

    But definitely Safari on the Mac. With no significant issues.

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