One of the things I love about Google Reader is that they listen to feedback. But sometimes you gotta leave feedback behind and just work on fun stuff. Mihai Parparita recently posted about the new Google Reader Trends page.
Here’s what mine looks like:
That’s right, I’ve read 2000+ blog posts from 80+ feeds in the last 30 days. Booyah! I clicked on the “Time of day” tab in the top right corner so you can see that I do most of my feed reading in the morning.
The bottom left corner shows that I read pretty much every item in my feeds, and it also gives you an idea of which blogs post the most often. The bottom right corner can be used to see how many posts a day each feed does. But it also has what I call the “hall of shame” for feeds that haven’t been updated recently. Hmm, I see a few blackhats haven’t updated their blogs in a while.
This is a pretty addictive page; my first reaction is that I want to know how much time I’ve spent reading items in Google Reader. But on second thought, not only would that be hard to compute, but maybe I don’t really want to know.