Better Google Reader sharing?

The comments at Bertalan’s Facebook post pointed me to Feedheads, a Facebook app to share Google Reader items.

Here’s the problem – I don’t share individual items in Google Reader. Most of my tags are public by default (here’s bioinformatics for example) and if I like a post, I star it (and the starred list is public too). These apps for sharing feeds would be much more useful if they aggregated my starred items and/or all posts under a tag, IMHO.

5 thoughts on “Better Google Reader sharing?

  1. Pedro Beltrao

    I just got into the habit of staring and sharing at the same time when I like something. I think it is just a matter of time before Google Reader implements something like this internally. It would also be nice to be able to send this information to Scintilla. I prefer to read in Google Reader but I would like to have a place where I would get some stats on what a group (lets say the bioinformatic crowd) liked or not.

  2. maxine

    Neil, you are about 10 orders of magnitude cleverer than me on this technical stuff so I am sure you are going to tell me what I am about to write is stupid. But, nervously, here goes. I signed up to “simply rss” on facebook http://apps.facebook.com/simplyrss/srss.php
    and made one of my three feeds my “Google reader shared items” feed. So this now displays on my Facebook profile page.
    Again, sorry if this is a daft comment indicating I have misunderstood your post.

  3. nsaunders Post author

    Maxine, that’s exactly the type of app that I was looking for – great find, thanks!

    I also remembered that I used to have a WordPress sidebar widget which would display any feed, including starred items. Perhaps I should reinstate it.

  4. maxine

    Wow, glad I could help! I’ll quit while I’m ahead on your sidebar, though, can’t help you there. Typepad, where I have my own (non-work) blog, has just introduced RSS to comments on individual posts, but the whole comments-RSS area is still at a very basic level, I think. (I want a service like co-comment and CoMment (or whatver they were both called — v similar names for two services) set out to be but didn’t work fully, in which I can automatically capture all comment threads in which I’ve participated, in one place.)

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