Monday, October 4, 2010

Google Reader

Here is a great tool we learned about in class on Friday. It is called Google Reader, if you have a Gmail account you have Google Reader. This tool is a way to organize all your blogs you are subscribed to. When you want to follow a blog, this is a way you use RSS feeds to follow the blog you’re interested in. Just click on the orange RSS feed button, and click the Google Reader icon. Or if the RSS button isn’t there you can copy the URL and add a new subscription. This makes it so much easier to keep track of all your blogs you’re following and when they get updated. I am currently following my entire PLN class.

There is also a chrome extension for Google Reader you can install to your tool bar. It allows you to see the number of new posts that you haven’t read yet. This is a really helpful tool for this class, with all the blogs we are following. I think our entire PLN class should add this extension it will help them out a ton when it comes time to comment on other peoples blogs.

If you need any help installing the chrome extension or need help with Google Reader just let me know. I would be happy to help. :)


  1. Google reader has been really helpful for my blog! If i want to talk about another topic on my blog, I can go into my google reader and find another blog. It was kind of hard to figure out the first couple of days, but now that I understand it, it makes blogging so much easier! I have no idea what chrome extension is but it seems like it could help manage your blog easier. I'll have to definitely download it!

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