Did you know that your starred items on Google Reader are gone? I rely on my Reader a lot, and I regularly bookmark my favorite posts with stars so I can visit them later. But the other day, I remembered a very old post I hadn't read yet and it had already been removed from my reading pane.
Fortunately, I had starred it because it was a very good article--on worm farming, don't ya know. But lo and behold, the starred list was gone.
I scoured the page, thinking Google had moved it, but no, it was gone. Yet, it still existed on my smart phone. What was going on here?
After a little sleuthing, I discovered that Google had removed the Starred List to encourage readers to use Google+ which is where the starred items were now stored.
But if it was still on my smart phone, somehow it had to be on the desktop too. It was just invisible.
I found the workaround!
If you want to read your starred items on your regular computer, all you do is type: g s. This brings up the starred list.
I found this trick on this shortcut list that you might find helpful.
Why do they have to make things so complicated? It's not just Google either. It's Facebook, Twitter...my mother. They're all out to make me old before my time.
I have some news to share about my Frugal Way books and my plans for
world domination a larger internet presence, but I'll save it for Monday. I'm still tweaking my new project and I want to introduce it properly.
Meanwhile I have a question for those of you who indulge in Twitter. How much time do you actively spend on Twitter, retweeting or chatting with friends? And when do you visit most? It seems I keep missing my favorite people. By the time they show up, I'm already gone and vice versa. Is there a happy medium on when to be on Twitter?