It's lonely at the top

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Google Reader, our newsreader of choice here at Social Signal (hunter-destroyer droids constantly prowl the premises, looking for holdouts still using Bloglines... there's one now! KABOOM!)...

...anyway, Google Reader has launched a redesign. It's crisper, cleaner, simpler and faster.

But apparently, there's a downside: you'll have a lot fewer friends.

That is, if the screen capture on their blog post is any indication:

Google Reader screen capture; new version has much fewer friends

Sniff. But honestly: if they can't see the virtues of a cleaner and more usable design, were they really your friends to begin with?


Victoria says

December 6, 2008 - 10:01am

Too quick on the comments! I found the Import function - might help if it was on the "splash" page though!

Victoria says

December 6, 2008 - 9:55am

But Rob, the $64,000 question is this: How does one easily transfer all one's subscriptions from Bloglines to Google Reader without having to laboriously re-subscribe to all the feeds?

Ryan says

December 20, 2008 - 1:51pm

Simple: 1. Login to your Bloglines account 2. In the sidebar near the top, click Edit (Edit Feeds) 3. At the bottom of the sidebar, click Export Subscriptions and download the file. 4. Log in to Google Reader and click "Settings" and go to "Import/Export" 5. Find your OPML file and click Import. You're officially converted ;)

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