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Playing with the web

April 30, 2010

Google Reader Play is a new way to find interesting material on the web. Google selects “the best of the best” and brings it to you visually. The program keeps track of items you like and finds similar items next time you visit.

Launched last month, Reader Play opens up with a black screen that includes a filmstrip of thumbnails on the bottom, like a Flickr slide show. Items are presented full-screen, one at a time. Read an item and then move on by clicking an arrow or an item in the filmstrip.

Reader Play is a fun way to browse through news, stories and images. The more you tell it what you like, the better it should get at showing you things you’ll be interested in seeing. If you are easily distracted, beware!

The site does not use Flash, so it’s friendly to iPads and iPhones (I checked both – click the thumbnail at left to see an iPad screen capture).

To learn more, check out this article: Google Reader Play: iPad-Friendly News Reader | Gadget Lab |

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2011 6:38 am

    It is undoubtedly an awesome service. I didn’t know about this before. Anyway who are eligible to get the service?

  2. May 7, 2010 12:10 pm

    i love google’s services. it offers the best.


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