Back then, RSS reader software serves only as RSS subscriber, and the place where we keep updated with the subscribed content, all in one place. But no longer nowadays, when RSS reader has moved beyond its primary role and behaving even more ‘social’.
It can be seen today, when Google Reader team introduce commenting system within Google Reader. This feature allows readers to leave comments on any posts that you and your friend shared together.
If you actively sharing the content of your RSS reader with others, this feature is extremely useful. You can exchanging ideas and discussing about it privately, between you and the persons you shared with only. The common things of leaving comment on original post is now thing on the past.
Rules applied on the comments.
- Comments can only be seen by friends of the person who originally shared the item.
- Comments are not yet available in the “All items” view.
- Currently, you cannot comment on items in a shared items subscription or on a shared tag; comments can only be made on items shared by friends.
Commenting on Google Reader is simple. On every shared items, there is ‘comment’ link at the bottom of it, and every comment posted, will appear there.
To view all comments, there is a ‘Comments View’ link on the left sidebar menu. Every post (truncated) with comments will be appear there with comments at the bottom of it.