Maybe it’s just my own fatigue at work, but I think the newly launched Google Reader for RSS/Atom feeds is a prematurely-released mess . Some cursory examples:
- It took forever to import my 400 feeds. Granted, that’s a lot of feeds, but it’s still a tiny file. If the issue is validation, couldn’t Google Reader import all the feeds first, then worry about whether they’re valid later? Waiting forever for importing is profoundly irritating.
- The left panel of main screen is filled up with names of my new feeds, except they’re all saying “You have recently subscribed to “Bu…” and then the title is clipped. You use words to tell the feed is new? That’s dumb. Use a symbol or color instead. Clipping the title so that you can tell me the feed is new is like filling my new car’s gas tank with brochures so I can’t fit in gas.
- There is no content in any of my feeds, even when I refresh or click hither and yon. And when I tell GR to give me old stuff, it gives me a blank screen. Huh?