Which Blog Reader Should I Use?
I have a friend who is currently coming into the twenty-first century and just getting started reading blogs that interest her. She can't be the only person late for the IT party, so I'm going to tell her, and you, just what's available for reading blogs. Some of it depends on which browser you use, others, not at all. If you already know all this information, just come back and visit in a day or two.
So, what's that funny orange thingy up there, huh? That is the universal symbol for a 'feed'. You might see them in a rainbow of colors, but most people look for the orange one. That is what you will be looking for in the address line of your browser once you choose which reader service you want to use.
Google Reader is probably the most widely known and used feed reader around. First, you will have to create a Google account which takes just a few minutes. Once you get the account set up, then click back here, or on the Google site for the link to Google Reader. Google Reader is easy to use and you can set it up to your liking within a few minutes. I personally like to have mine in "list" view so I can see new blog posts at a glance.
Another widely used reader is Bloglines. It has the similar layout as Google's reader page, but with a cleaner more polished look to it. Smooth and easy to use, with no software to load. Easily customizable too.
As I have found so often in the past, making a list of anything has probably already been done. I did a search for a list of feed readers and found:
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