2011 Nov 17, 11:00
I had previously replaced my use of Delicious with Google Reader. Delicious had a number of issues during their switch over from Yahoo to the new owners and I was eventually fed up enough to
remove it from daily use. I used Delicious to do the following things:
- Create a list of things to read later
- Save things to read again in the future
- Search through things I read and enjoyed (esp via tags)
- Annotate and share things on my blog
I realized that since I did most of my web browsing in Google Reader now anyway I may as well make use of its features. I star things to note I want to read it later or save to read again
later. I can annotate with notes in Google Reader and I can share items to my web site by way of the shared items feed. Additionally for when I'm not in Google Reader there's a bookmarklet to add
an arbitrary web site as a shared item in Google Reader.
Of course I wrote this and switched over about 1 week before Google removed the sharing feature from Google Reader. I'm irritated but in practice it forced me to find a different option which has
worked out mostly better. New blog post coming soon about that...