15 April 201012 May 2010 Main Posts Meanland extract – The Google Reader will creep up and steal all your spare reading/writing time in the blink of an eye Jacinda Woodhead Incredibly (given how much I time I devote to talking about it), I am a recent convert to the whole Google Reader thing (three weeks and counting), and would possibly have never stumbled upon the technology if a fellow blogger had not made a seemingly innocent remark (thank you, Joshua Mostafa). The Google Reader fetish means my productivity has taken a nosedive. As can yours. The Google Reader (aka feed aggregator, RSS reader), or any RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeder acts as a central site to bring in all the internet content you as an individual are interested in – user-determined content, or your own newspaper, if you will. It’s a web-based reader application that helps you keep track all of the content continually being updated on the Internet, whether the content is taken from blogs, newspapers, journals, podcasts or other audio and video content. The Reader presents all of this information in a single location in a standardised format. This means the onus is no longer on us, as readers, to regularly visit all of these sites, which can be a long-drawn-out process. Or in Plain English (that possibly makes this post redundant): Read the rest of the post over at Meanland. Jacinda Woodhead Jacinda Woodhead is a former editor of Overland and current law student. More by Jacinda Woodhead Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?