20% of a New Feature for Google Reader

Posted by jonathan at 10:22am EST on 11/07/2007

Google exercises the 70/20/10 methodology for it’s employees. Two of Google’s employees decided to use that 20% time to develop a new feature for Google Reader. You can read the complete story here, but here’s my take on it.

The new feature released is the ability to publish a blogroll of the subscriptions you are currently reading.

Frankly, I’m surprised this was developed purely in the 20%er time, rather than being a primary focus feature.

This is a huge feature that I’m sure hundreds, if not thousands, of Google Reader users would love to have had a long time ago.

Dolapo, thank you. Even though I’m not a Google Reader user, I know it will make a huge difference in the Google Reader community. Great work!

One Response to “20% of a New Feature for Google Reader”

  1. [...] many tech sites are lauding the new blogroll for Google Reader users, it isn't really very useful, and is without doubt extremely ugly compared to many widgets that use OPML, such as SpringWidgets, [...]

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