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.

@darius I never used the social aspect of Reader, but reading this and another thing about it, I really wish I had! I wonder if the fediverse could somehow be leveraged here

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@acdw It's a big inspiration for my work with Hometown and supporting in-line Article rendering and what I call "exclusive lists"

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