Technical bleg – where’d the ‘share’ feature go in Google Reader?

Anyone have any advice on how to work around the sudden disappearance of the “share” feature in Google Reader?  I was really enjoying having a efficient way to point readers towards worthy posts by other people.  Got another feed reader you recommend?

7 thoughts on “Technical bleg – where’d the ‘share’ feature go in Google Reader?

  1. Yeah, I think they’re undermining themselves (again, Buzz was a flop) by forcing people to use it this way.

    Another blog I read decided to switch to a comment format that requires me to register for a particular platform. I’m not going to do it, so… no more comments from me? I just don’t get it.

  2. It’s very weird what these companies do. I quit bothering with putting any effort into facebook, after I went through a lot of trouble to set it up how I wanted it (using the standard features fb offered), and then arrived one day to discover everything had been tossed out. Um, okay, not going through that again. [I still use fb, but only the bare minimum.]

    I don’t know what I’m going to do about this one. It doesn’t look like putting my time and effort into google+ is going to let me do what I want. (Maybe it will — it’s all a top secret, you have to register to find out what the thing is and how it works and all). We’ll see. If enough people love it, or I just have to for whatever reason, then I will. Otherwise, no.

  3. The way I’ve worked around it is that I had public tags…so instead of just having my shared stuff, I had a shared tag called “worth reading.” I had another one for my articles in various places (“in other places”). I can’t use the little bookmarklet anymore (they don’t support it). I couldn’t figure out how to tell you to set one up, though. I’m not sure if you can but you might try researching it.

  4. Google+ is ok … quite a lot like Facebook, in fact, although it seems to me that people actually have more substantial conversations there. I +1 posts, but I also drop them into Facebook … mostly because I have many friends there who’d never see anything from me otherwise.

    I spend very little time in either otherwise, but I do see people clicking through to read things from both places.

  5. Julie, Sarah & Entropy – thank you! I’ll take a look tonight.

    (And yes, Entropy — glad you like it. I wasn’t 100% sure, but I was ready for something new and perky. I’m cleaning my house out too. It feels like January — powerful urge to change things.)

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