Google reader has been the best web-based RSS reader and one of my personal favorites too. Although, upon logging for the first time in the day, I realized that Twitter was able to rub its status update feature on it. In this update, Google lets you choose that which all people you would like to “follow” (doesn’t that sound like Twitter lingo) to get the updates from them.
In the old version one could share posts with their friends with the help of notes, however in this new update we can even post our thoughts (very much like “what are you doing” at twitter).
There have been slight glitches that I’ve experienced and probably we’d see them go away as Google will listen to the complaints after the release. I’m pretty sure about the fact that Twitter has been doing a great job for me and for many others and with the release of these kind of features, Google reader engineers have shown that they got enlightened quickly that sharing of thoughts along with the posts is also important.