How to Use Google Reader

Google reader is one of Google's newest programs. It allows you to read any type of RSS and ATOM feed from any web page. You can read news articles, blogs, eHow article of the day, wikipedia article of the day, etc. Here is how to take full advantage of this program.


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    Go to the Google Reader web site and if you don't have an account, and you will be asked to create one. It is free and very simple to create.
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    Once you have an account and you log in, click on "Your Subscriptions"
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    Click "Add a Feed" to add a feed you already know.
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    Type something you're interested in in the top search bar and click "Search for new content". It will come up with a few different feeds related to your search.
    • Example- a search for animals gives the following results: "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): The animal ... ", Friends of Animals, etc.
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    Know which types of feeds you can subscribe to any of these you can subscribe to. It does not cost anything and you just add a label and click subscribe and you now get that feed whenever they update the website.
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    Know the unsubscribe process, should you decide to unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe from a feed by clicking the down arrow on the right side of the screen. Next to the words "more options".


  • There are certain keyboard shortcuts that can be used to speed up the process.
    • j-next
    • k-previous
    • n-page down
    • p-page up
    • h-top
    • r-refresh
    • s-star
  • You must have a Google account to use this program.
  • Also, you can Gmail an article or blog an article.

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