I may be too hungover but when I did a search this morning for my new favorite song of the minute(We no speak americano, thanks Greg and his Hanover Coffee) the formatting of the search results at Google were totally different. Maybe I have a speech impediment or something but this is quite the change. I wonder whats going on?
I loves me some RSS feeds. Being able to skip through headlines without any cumbersome graphics to slow things down is what I need. Google Reader is the RSS reader of the day. Its fast and easy to use. With Reeder on my iPhone and iPad and soon on my Mac I can look through a lot of material very quickly and identify topics of interest for me or my clients.
One glaring issue I have with Google Reader however is how it makes suggestions. When you find a new RSS feed that you want to add to reader you see this:
Now dont get me wrong I love me some suggestions and Google is really good at suggesting relevant feeds. The problem is that the suggestions show up before I have finalized the subscription to the original feed that I wanted. Once I click on the Subscribe button the suggestions no longer appear here. Instead you have to click on the Feed Settings button and mouse over More Like This to see this:
Once again I appreciate Google making these suggestions, but they are way too hidden for most users. Make this more visible please Google. I suggest showing them right after I Subscribe to a feed and then occasionally once a month or so.