Category: Google Reader

Google Reader : Press F for full screen

Google Reader is one of the successful products of google, which offers great interface to follow blogs/RSS, and share them with friends.

Lots of blogs are cluttered with ads / pop-ups, and reading feeds from Google reader has always been the best way to read. Now, you can hide the side bar too while reading. Just press “F” in the keyboard and read Fullscreen.

Press “F” again to exit Full screen.

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Official blog post

Google Reader play – from Google labs

Google Labs has announced one more experiment, Google Reader Play.

Though it is called as Google Reader Play, it doesn’t do anything with your Google Reader Subscriptions.

It just plays some interesting stuff, just like, Google reader Recommended items. But you can see them in full screen with interesting images. You can directly like /Share or Star the item with one click.

It looks somewhat similar to Google News Fastflip.

Read the official announcement :
And now for something completely different
Finding awesome stuff online with Google Reader Play

Try it here.

Share on Google Reader – link / button for your blog

Publicize your blog post, by adding a link for ”Share on Google Reader”. Your readers can easily share the Page on their Google Reader Shared items, even if they have not subscribed to your blog’s feed.

Add any of the below code snippet to add “Share on Google Reader” button / link.

(Note: if you want a text only link, please use
customText : “Share on Google Reader!” instead of
customImage : ‘http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png’
in any of the below code)

1. Adding the default “Share on Google Reader” link to any webpage

<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>



2. Adding a custom Image with “Share on Google Reader” link

<script>var GReader = {
customImage : 'http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png'
}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>

You can use your own Image by providing the Image url in the above code (In the place of http://i48.tinypic.com/9urbs9.png)


3. Sharing a custom URL, Page Title with default Image

<script>var GReader = {
url : 'http://www.didiknow.com',
title: 'Did I Know?'
}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>

4. Sharing a custom URL, Page Title with a custom Image

<script>var GReader= {
url : 'http://www.didiknow.com',
title: 'Did I Know?',
customImage : 'http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png'
}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>



Do not forget to change the URL and Page title to your own URL and Page title.

Adding “Share on Google Reader” link for Blogger blogs

1. Goto Blogger dashboard of your blog.
2. Goto Layout tab, click “Edit Html”
3. Check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox
4. Locate
<div class='post-footer'>
in the template.
5. Just below the above code, paste any of the below code snippet, and save the template.


Default Google Reader Share link

<script>var GReader = {
url : '<data:post.url/>',
title: '<data:post.title/>'
}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>


Custom Google Reader Share button

<script>var GReader = {
url : '<data:post.url/>',
title: '<data:post.title/>',
customImage : 'http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png'
}</script>
<script
src="http://orkut-share.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/GReader.js">
</script>

You can use your own Image by providing the Image url in the above code (In the place of http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png)

Adding Google Reader share link to WordPress blog
Paste the following code on your single.php file, within the loop:

<a href="http://www.google.com/reader/link?title=
<?php the_title();?>&url=<?php the_permalink();?>"
target="_blank">Share on Google Reader</a>


Instead of “Share on Google Reader” text, you can use any image, like,

<a href="http://www.google.com/reader/link?title=<?php the_title();?>&
url=<?php the_permalink();?>" target="_blank">
<img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/25j9gue.png"
border=0>
</a>

You many also want to add Facebook, Digg, Buzz, Tweet buttons or/and
Delicious bookmark button + Counter for your website, Blogger blog or/and
Orkut Share link/button