It’s been a long time since Google has release Google Reader, since then it has turned out to be one of the most popular online (offline too with Google Gears) feed readers. They have rolled out many enhancements over the past few weeks including adding search options to search the feeds, released a new user interface, added support to email feed posts inline and much more.
Today the Google Reader team has officially announced that the Google Reader will be graduating out of labs and coming into the real world just like many other Labs Graduates such as Gmail, Google Notebook, Google Docs and Spreadsheets and much more products.
Google Reader also has some very good features such as trends which show you your reading habits. It also allows you to share what your reading with the world.
Here are some statistics about Google Reader compiled by the Google Operating System blog.
Google Reader has two kinds of feeds:
- feeds that have one subscriber (two thirds from the number of feeds, they’re updated every 3 hours)
- feeds that have more than one subscriber (these feeds are updated every hour)
Google Reader uses 10 TB for storing all the raw data
Google Reader crawls 8 million feeds
70% of the Google Reader traffic comes from Firefox (a lot of geeky users)
Google Reader is the only major feed reader that keeps the entire history for all the feeds
For more such interesting facts check out Google Reader Numbers.
Google today also announced the addition of a presentation tool for Google Docs and Spreadsheet I will be reviewing the product in detail shortly.