Google super-charges Reader and turns it into an Interwebs slideshow

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Internet, Google, web 2.0 In a move that is surely reminiscent of Microsoft and Bing's emphasis on VISUAL RESULTS (did you see Pivot?!), Google has just launched a new feature for its Reader. It's called Reader Play, and it lets you click through all of the goodies that the Internet has to offer (or at least the bits of the Internet that Google has deemed 'cool') in a sharp, fast, and minimalist black interface. Yes, this might just be Google's first non-white-background interface. It seemingly has nothing to do with your own RSS feeds, either. In fact, other than the ability to 'share' or 'like' items, it really doesn't resemble Google Reader at all. Presumably, Google Reader Play builds upon the 'magic' sorting and 'exploration' that the Google Reader team implemented back in October 2009; it's probably just a new UI over the same functionality. The UI is nice though, and I have to admit that the 'exploration' feature in Google Reader is something I often use. If you're really lazy, or if you just want to watch something hands-free while you eat your breakfast cereal, there's even an option for an automatic slideshow. Give Reader Play a go, or go read the official announcement if you want more info. [via Lifehacker] Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/03/11/google-super-charges-reader-and-turns-it-into-an-interwebs-slide'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Google super-charges Reader and turns it into an Interwebs slideshow originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)