Skip to content links or Google Reader shared items?

Now that I’m using Google Reader (which I hate/like 50/50), I must ask if you, dear readers, would prefer the daily link posts of my bookmarks or seeing my Google Reader shared items?

I haven’t really worked out if those two compete or if they server different purposes. I’ll admit that I like paging through those shared items — right now I’m looking through Ryan Stewart’s and it’s fun! But, I’m not sure if I should switch from the daily posts (mostly, I think not).

That said, I wanted to check: or see if there was some way of using shared items in Google Reader along with that be better than using just one or the other.

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  1. +1 on

  2. Two different purposes. You can't 'star' or 'share' something that you're not reading via a feed. I don't really have a consistent system; I typically 'star' things that I think I'll want to refer to again in the near future; other things I

    I think I'd rather see the links. More likely to see something I haven't otherwise seen.

  3. Strangely enough, I've not come across any reader to persuade me away from Bloglines … it obviously hasn't been sufficiently bad for me to move away from. As for vs Google shared …. I'd hate to lose your stuff in (which I also have had no reason to switch from). Question – where is your network, and do you want to leave them behind?

  4. I think there's a time and a place for both. Use for stuff that you may want to get back to. That's what it's for, bookmarks.

    Shared items are nice to just spread stuff that's interesting, it's quick, works fast and integrates very well with RSS reading, whichever method you fancy ; )

    For really interesting stuff you could even do both, which adds value to the content.

  5. feeds were meant to convey article headlines."sharing" an article before reading it, does not make sense. so i think is more adequate.

    in the other hand, people start using ATOM to convey the whole article. i don't think this is good practice btw.

  6. Hi,

    I agree with Niels. should be for things which you want to get back to.

    Btw, I know that allows daily posts of interesting links. I was wondering if you found a way to create daily posts from Google Reader shared items. I have been searching for a way and have not found anything satisfactory so far.