16 July 2009

Let it be noted

I use Google Reader, and now they are annoying the hell out of me by telling me how many people "Like" an article I'm reading, and there's no way to turn it off.

Google Reader is not Digg, it's not Twitter, and it's not a fricking social media tool.  Knock it off guys, please.

I can see I'm not the only one to feel this way.


  1. I bet there is a greasemonkey extension to hide that for you!

  2. Karin, if there isn't, there will be soon. If not, I'm going to have to find a new reader. Yeah, it's that annoying.

  3. There already is (It's in the linked forum thread). I've not bothered and I'll give it a while, but if Google doesn't turn it off, it'll be time to customize!

  4. I use the Blogger Reading List, which is just Google Reader, but in the dashboard of my blog. It is the same feed as Google Reader, but does not have this feature.

    It takes me directly to the page to read it, rather than the Google Reader representation of that page. As somebody who uses html to try to add some of the inflection that is lost in the printed word, I find that, although this leads to a lot of tabs being open, it does give me a more accurate picture of what is being written.

    While I can only use Google Reader on my cell phone. It may just be that I do not know how to do this on a cell phone, I rarely use Google Reader on my phone just because it is not user friendly.

    Try using the Blogger Reading List function. It is the same reading list, but does not appear to have the same problems as Google Reader.

  5. 5 People liked your post, according to my Google Reader.


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