Sep 06 2007

OMG Google Reader 1000+

Published by at 12:27 pm under Google,random

I was right. I did see it!

I think it’s time to declare RSS fed bankruptcy again. I swear I saw 1000+ unread posts in Google reader. But maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me. I don’t think it displays a count above 100+.

Google reader displaying 1,000+ unread items. This time I got proof. Eeek!

Google Reader 1000+ Unread items

Google Reader 1000+ Unread items 2

Yep, it’s (unofficially) official – Reading Reactor:

…released to a select number of users, solved a weird annoyance and added a long-existing feature to the interface.

Apparently, Google Reader learned to count to 1,000, which is a major improvement if we consider that Google Reader was only able to count to 100. More exactly, all the feeds, folders and other views showed 100+ if you had more than 99 unread items. I wonder if this is a technical limitation or Google is afraid we’re not able to handle the information overload.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “OMG Google Reader 1000+”

  1. Leighon 06 Sep 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Yes…hit the mark all read and pretend they were never there.

    I’m not sure I like that Google learnt to count to 1000. When it always says 100+ it makes you think..”Oh, that isn’t too many”. Went out shopping for a few hours this morning, come home and it tells me there is over 200 *groan*

  2. Andrew Boydon 06 Sep 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Meg,

    I’m lucky – I use Opera Mini to read feeds – every now and then it kills all feeds, so I only resubscribe to the ones that I am really really interested in :) Radical GTD/Zen decluttering personified :)

    Cheers, Andrew

  3. Anthonyon 06 Sep 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Wow 1000+ unread items – I dont think I will ever get that many

    Its great to see another Aussie blogger!

  4. eleanor bloomon 07 Sep 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Yeesh! Mine is at 1000+ too. When did that happen?!! Excuse me. Have some reading to do…

  5. Megon 07 Sep 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Anthony – nice to meet you and your blog too :)

    I tell you it creeps up on you, mainly from some of the highly active overseas blogs that I never seem to work my way down the list to. Time to cull some subscriptions, I think.

    Hi Eleanor – only very recently, apparently. I noticed they’ve got a search function now, which is pretty nifty. Hehe happy reading :)

  6. Martin Neumannon 11 Sep 2007 at 8:40 pm

    LOL Meg – it was the one thing that really annoyed me with GReader, that it couldn’t count past 100 – and I’m no programmer but even I know that it’s a basic thing to accomplish.

    I wonder what other innovative things they can do over at Google Labs. 😉