Another day, another "bring back Google Reader" article that does not acknowledge Reader's extremely robust social features.

These features allowed someone to, for example, share an article they liked to their friends and spawn a private mini-forum to discuss that article. It was similar to sharing an article with friends on Facebook, but based on your RSS curation rather than whatever you got from Facebook's awful news feed.


@darius Interesting, I was completely unaware of that feature. I just emailed people links and we had discussions that way. To use this sharing feature, did all the people involved have to be Reader users?

@darius Ah, okay. That's probably why I never became aware of it. I don't think any of my friends used it at the time.

@cstanhope Yeah. My great hope is for something like that but federated, and it's what I'm working toward with everything I do w/r/t federated social media.

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