Google’s widely-used application for managing syndication feeds, Reader just received a great update that is sure to be a great help to bloggers who spend their free time going through long lists of interesting RSS feeds (like me.) Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re on one of your favorite blogs, frantically searching for an RSS link, and finally when all hope is lost, you move onto your next favorite blog? With Google Reader’s new RSS feed technology, you won’t ever have to worry about this happening again.
Google Reader’s custom feeds are most useful if you want to be alerted whenever a specific page has been updated. For example, if you wanted to follow Google.org’s latest products, just type “http://www.google.org/products.html” into Reader’s “Add a subscription” field. Click “create a feed”, and Reader will periodically visit the page and publish any significant changes it finds as items in a custom feed created just for that page.