Friday, November 24, 2006

Google Reader Blog

One of the nicest things about blogging is people tell you stuff. One thing I had missed was the Official Google Reader Blog. Here they have posts like, “Things to improve your Google Reader experience”, and posts like:


You can now use Google Reader from your phone.

Thursday, May 18, 2006
posted by Chris Wetherell

Google Reader can now be placed in your pocket, your handbag, your backpack, or thrown from person to person in a game of “keep away”. We‘ve just released a mobile-friendly interface for Google Reader.

Which was exactly what I was looking for. So while reader.google.com didn‘t work with my mobile browser, www.google.com/reader/m/view/ works just fine. Exactly what I was needing, and it‘s been available since May. Geez! My bad!

Of course, my post yesterday was much less about reading feeds on my phone as it was about people encapsulating their content in proprietary formats that are totally unreadable on alternative devices. My plead still stands, keep it simple. Don‘t create electronic page turners in Flash that could just as easily be XHTML. Don‘t bury content in audio and video formats without providing text-based transcripts. And stop with the PDFs… Please!

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