We definitely don’t hide the fact that we love all things Google. Google Reader is no exception. Reader displays content from your favorite blogs and sites as it’s posted, eliminating the need to jump from one site to the next.
Here are some tips for finding your way to more efficient web browsing:
View Content from Multiple Sites in One Place
- Copy the site’s URL
- Click the Subscribe button on your Reader account
- Paste the URL and click Add.
- Once you’ve subscribed, the headlines will populate in the main content area as new content is published.
Stay Organized with Folders
When I’m looking for content for Hudl’s Facebook and Twitter pages, I want to just view the technology and sports content that’s being posted. There’s no need to force the latest in fashion or scrapbooking projects onto our coaches. This is when folders come in handy. To categorize your content, create folders and organize the sites you follow into those folders.
- Subscribe to a site (see above).
- Click the down arrow next to the subscription name in the list on the left.
- Click New Folder to add a new folder or select any that you have previously made.
Mark Your Favorites
When I’m browsing but don’t have time to read the whole article, I mark the post as a favorite so I can go back to it later.
- Spot a headline of interest.
- Click the star next to the headline.
- When you’re ready to read the article, click on your favorites folder.
Share Your Favorites
Found a sweet article on your alma mater and want to brag to your coworkers? You can share it with them instantly.
- Click the Email button below the post to share it to any of your contacts.
- If you use Google+, click the +1 button underneath the post you want to share. This will post it on your Google+ page.
Ready to start your Google Reader addiction? Check out this tutorial to get started.