Google Reader is the Tivo of Blogs

I stopped using browser bookmarks. Reading blogs by visiting the site is comparable to watching TV live. Using an RSS reader, particularly Google Reader, I am able to pull the posts and “aggregate” them into one simple to use interface. While this isn’t any particularly new technology, the new site designed for the iPhone is amazing.

The site is still in beta so visiting Google Reader on your iPhone won’t get you there. You’ll have to type in this link directly:

How to organize your feeds

Not surprisingly, I organize my feeds similar to the categories for my site: technology, career, investing, and productivity. For posts that I enjoy, I’ll click share (which also gets shared on this site). You can also “star” your feeds and most importantly, Google Search through all of them.

Why the iPhone beta site works so well

There are lots of slow moments in my day where I’m waiting for things, whether it be for a meeting that starting later than expected or sitting in traffic. A quick click and I’m scrolling through all my sites and keeping up on the updated content: being productive by reading about productivity.

Some of my favorite feeds:

Published by Daniel Hoang

Daniel Hoang is a visual leader, storyteller, and creative thinker. As an experienced management consultant, he believes in a big picture approach that includes strong project leadership, creative methods, change management, and strategic visioning. He uses a range of visual tools to communicate business challenges, solutions, and goals. His change strategy is to build "tribes" of supporters and evangelists to drive change in culture and organization. Daniel is an avid technologist and futurist and early adopter.

One thought on “Google Reader is the Tivo of Blogs

  1. I still like to go to the blog to read it. The formatting makes it a complete blog experience.

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