As per your recommendation, I use Google Reader to track all of my RSS feeds and since I read a lot more than my colleagues, they’ve asked if there’s some way for them to see what I think is most important. I know that the “shared” feature is what I want, but I don’t see how to actually tie it into anything.
Glad to hear that you’re using my favorite RSS reader, Google Reader, and that you’ve realized it makes it easy and painless to keep track and wade through a huge tsunami of information.
That’s what I do, and I know that if I skip reading for even two days, I will have over 500 new articles to skim through, which, suffice to say, is a scary prospect. Far better to just read the stream 2-3 times a day, as possible, so that it’s never so out of control.
Anyway, you didn’t ask me about my RSS reading habits, but rather how to let your colleagues share your favorite entries as you read. Here’s how…
First off, you need to use “shared” to indicate which entries are most interesting to you. For example:
Notice on the bottom that there are a number of choices: don’t “star” ones you want to share, though, but click “share” or, if you want to add your own two cents, click on “share with note”.
Once you’ve done that, you need to set up a Google Reader shared widget and then put it somewhere on a page.
For the first step, click on “Settings” on the top right in Reader, then the “Folders and Tags” tab. Now it looks like this:
Click on “Add a clip to your site” and you’ve got a new window:
Like it? Create a web page somewhere on the net, then just copy and paste the code: