We’re in this for the long haul. In the years to come, we’ll be making significant and growing investments in China. Our launch of google.cn, though filtered, is a necessary first step toward achieving a productive presence in a rapidly changing country that will be one of the world’s most important and dynamic for decades to come. To some people, a hard compromise may not feel as satisfying as a withdrawal on principle, but we believe it’s the best way to work toward the results we all desire.
I’d like FeedLounge and Gregarius to support Reading Lists. The key is that feeds will drop in and out of a given reading list transparently. I can understand some of the technical difficulties. What if your aggregator only understands that a user is either subscribed to a feed or he is not. What if a feed can only belong to one folder? I don’t think that stuff matters. Reading Lists are here to stay, so the backend needs to support them. Dave explains, yet again, why they are important in this post.
FYI, I just caused a feed reset. If you are seeing a lot of unread items from my blog in your aggregator, it’s my fault. Sorry, won’t happen again!