Google Reader Added Search and ….Er…This is News?

Last week the world (OK, the Techmeme world) got excited because Google added search to its news reader. Huh? What? You mean it didn't have it before? I use Shrook on the Mac, and it's had search forever. Is it so hard to do in an online environment? Does…

Last week the world (OK, the Techmeme world) got excited because Google added search to its news reader. Huh? What? You mean it didn’t have it before? I use Shrook on the Mac, and it’s had search forever. Is it so hard to do in an online environment? Does Bloglines not have search? I can’t imagine it doesn’t.

Huh. I don’t get it. I’m stunned it didn’t launch with search. I mean, it’s Google, right?

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

6 thoughts on “Google Reader Added Search and ….Er…This is News?”

  1. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Glad they added it. Maybe one day they’ll steal me away from NetNewsWire. They’ve come close a couple of times.

  2. It seems crazy that Google Reader didn’t have search. However, it is extremely slow and I’m having a hard time using it. I guess will go on and switch back to Bloglines, which has had search since I started using Feedreaders about 2 years ago.

  3. It is actually a big technical challenge to do in an online service like Google Reader. I was trying to do something similar when I was at AOL Search and ran into the same hurdles.

    Glad Google got it out.

  4. John I appreciate your snarky post.

    Too much of the Blog coverage these days lacks any questioning of the days blog release. The Techmeme world is quickly becoming a legion of fanboys and fangirls.

    Yeah. Bloglines had a search a year ago. Not sure about Netnewsire.

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