Look, but don’t search.

Does anyone else find it ironic that Google Reader doesn’t have a search function?

I mean, c’mon. Google is known almost solely for search. Google reader aggregates tens of articles a day for me. And if I don’t remember where I read that one thing last week, I’m apparently outa luck finding it again.

I’m still holding out for it to become integrated with Gmail, but even if that never happens, Google still has standards to live up to. They’ve set a high bar for themselves.

Would it really be that hard for them to stuff some searchy goodness in there?

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8 Responses to “Look, but don’t search.”


  1. 1 Elizabeth Decker November 11, 2006 at 1:11 am

    well, that’s google for ya. It’s quite difficult to master,
    but eventually it starts to be nice. good luck šŸ™‚

  2. 2 James November 11, 2006 at 2:28 am

    No, Google sets all kinds of de-facto standards with their ease of use. I mean, like half the internet uses Google as a home page, and most people don’t have any clue how to put together a good query.

    Google Reader is pretty much as easy as you can get with an RSS feed reader. But it still needs search.

  3. 3 penguin November 11, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Wow
    your right. That is weird
    I use Google Reader daily and searching for archived posts would be really nice.

  4. 4 Elizabeth Decker November 11, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    you still didn’t go to sleep?

    It’s gotta have search somewhere, it’s GOOGLE for crying out loud.
    (What’s a reader? šŸ˜‰ )

  5. 5 Elizabeth Decker November 14, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    So, how is Google Reader different from the real google?

  6. 6 James November 14, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    @Elizabeth: Google is a brand, Google Reader is a product. The link I provided in-post explains what Reader is and does better then I can.

  7. 7 Elizabeth Decker November 16, 2006 at 11:23 pm

    Oh, (smacking myself on the forehead) well that explains it. ( :X )

  8. 8 Josh Chandler November 17, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    That’s where I think RSS Feeders like Feeddemon and others work because search is so helpful to find those old posts on a blog.

    Josh Chandler
    http://www.techilious.wordpress.com


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