Google Reader Adds RSS Trends
Wow, this is cool, and it's going to finally get me to change over to Google Reader for good.
Seeing all those stats is cool, and I'm all for reading a lotta feeds. But I've never been a fan of RSS one-upmanship, and I hope this doesn't start a whole "I read more and faster than you" arms race. Having personal attention data is really cool, but something in me bristles at the thought of everybody sharing what and how much and how quickly they read. The faux self-effacing exclamations--"well, golly, Beav, I read so much today"--are a little transparent. Am I wrong?