GoogleReader Shrinkage

GoogleReaderShrink

I use Google Reader to read most of the articles on websites and only comment if I want to, but most of the time I don’t even go to the website. That made things a lot easier and I was able to read a lot more with Google Reader but as of the last few months a few main websites have really changed the way they are presented on Google Reader:

Some of the Bigger Ones:

  • Gizmodo
  • io9
  • Kotaku
  • Valleywag

Now these websites only show picture and some information about the post, a small clip of the full post, but not the whole thing. This has become really annoying and a loss for them because I don’t get to read a lot of the posts as I used to, sometimes something interests me from all the pictures and information but I don’t even see that anymore. If I find something really interesting about the title then I open the post, but sometimes products, reviews, or news might be missed because you never know what else might be there. I don’t even know how to control your content on RSS feeds, if pictures show or not or the whole post or small clip, but this is annoying. You could change your view in GoogleReader from Expanded to List view, but even in Expanded view you only see a small clip.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

5 Comments

  1. That really sucks, have you tried sending them an email about it? That might work :o

  2. yousef

    Hey man, as soon as they started doing this some of the blogs posted “VIP” feed URLs. Just remove the current feed and add these feed URLs for each one and you can see the whole thing:

    Kotaku:
    http://kotaku.com/vip.xml

    Gizmodo:
    http://gizmodo.com/vip.xml

    Basically any of the gawker feeds if you put the site then /vip.xml you’ll get the full feed.

    Hope it helps!

  3. i know exactly how you feel, I have experience the same issue with sites i follow

  4. Pingback: Z District » Blog Archive » Google Shrinkage – Semi-Fix

  5. I’m one of the people against Google reader. It’s like music piracy. What blogs are getting robbed off is page views instead of money! Hahahah.

Comments are closed.