Another day, another "bring back Google Reader" article that does not acknowledge Reader's extremely robust social features.

These features allowed someone to, for example, share an article they liked to their friends and spawn a private mini-forum to discuss that article. It was similar to sharing an article with friends on Facebook, but based on your RSS curation rather than whatever you got from Facebook's awful news feed.

Yes! This!

This is why I keep talking about the need for a "social reader", not just bringing back RSS!

@aaronpk @darius
I've often had conversations with folk where we've talked about Google spending a decade trying to build a social network when they had one the whole time but didn't seem to know it.

@basil @aaronpk I really really want to meet up with core Reader team folks and hear their stories some day

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