Google Reader

You know how I just said I’d be avoiding the internet? Well, Google Reader came out this afternoon, which I’d heard nothing about at all. Like Bloglines and Newsgator, it’s an online RSS reader, but with the interface goodness we’ve come to expect from Google. The guys at Feedlounge must be cross – Google’s reader has much of the same functionality, particularly in terms of ajaxy-no-page-refresh-needed operations. Unlike Feedlounge it works in Opera, which is nice 🙂 I’m off to play…

Update: I’d hold off for a while – the whole thing’s currently very slow and various error messages are popping up. Opera’s not working as well as IE, either. I imagine their servers are getting hit pretty damn hard currently. Hopefully they’ll get it patched up soon, it looks very interesting. The Unofficial Google Weblog is the place to go for reactions.