Thanks to a new bookmarklet, you can now share any Web page in Google Reader, instantly making it competitive with Digg and its army of crowd wisdom clones.
Not just limited to RSS feeds and news items, you can now share virtually all items, a la your favorite social news site.
As an added bonus, you can attach a virtual Post-It note to the item, letting your friends and contacts know what you like about the content.
A special icon can be assigned to your shared items, allowing you to differentiate them from the pack.
These upgrades might pull some folks away from del.icio.us.
Here’s the word from the horse’s mouth:
Share anything with a bookmarklet – Just drag this link from the Notes page up to your browser’s bookmark bar and click, click, click your way to easy, no-subscription sharing in Reader. You can share any content from any web page, even if the site doesn’t have a feed. For even more control over what gets shared, select some text from the page before clicking the “Note in Reader” bookmarklet and your selection will appear as the item’s body. There’s also a space for you to add an editorial note when you need to let your friends know why you are sharing something. You can always uncheck “Add to shared items” if you want to add something to Reader without also adding it to your shared items.
Read more here.
Originally posted on May 6, 2008 @ 8:42 am