Bye Bye, Google Reader Sidebar (Hello Free Bible Versions and The Center for Unintelligent Design)

Google Reader has changed, and since one can no longer share items from Google Reader to a sidebar widget, that feature has been removed from this blog. I’m sorry to see it go. I will continue to share items of interest via Google+, Facebook and Twitter, so please do connect with me in one of those places, if you haven’t already.

In the category of good news, there are some things to share. Until the end of the day today, one can download for offline use a variety of Bible version via the YouVersion Bible app.

There are also a couple of amusing takes on intelligent (and unintelligent) design. Via the British Center for Science Education I learned of the Centre for Unintelligent Design. And via Jason Rosenhouse I learned of a rather sarcastic piece in the Huffington Post about why Darwin was right and Michelle Bachmann is wrong about Intelligent Design, and why there should be no doubt about that if you are over 50.

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  • Peter Kirk

    My Google Reader blogroll still seems to be working, exporting into a WordPress sidebar widget. Can you adapt that feature to do what you want? And you can certainly share your Twitter feed in a sidebar widget.

  • James F. McGrath

    How are you choosing which items to share in the sidebar using Google Reader, now that the “share” button has been removed? 

  • Peter Kirk

    I never used the “share” button for the blogroll. I have a folder set up in Google Reader called “Blogroll”. This part of the functionality seems unchanged. But I can’t now find the instructions on setting up this folder as a blogroll.

    But I did find the following on the Google Reader home page, right sidebar with a link. Is this what you are looking for?

    Have your own blog? You can display your shared items in your blog as a “clip”.

  • James F. McGrath

    But how do you get individual posts into the “Blogroll” folder, rather than having anything and everything that appears on that blog show up in the sidebar?

    • Peter Kirk

      I don’t. Sorry.

  • James F. McGrath

    No problem. I used Google Reader to share specific posts of interest, and not simply as a place for all posts in every blog I subscribe to to appear. So we were thinking of different uses for it.

    The Twitter feed might be the next best thing, as long as I make the effort to use Twitter more often to share links of interest, which I do sometimes, but not as often as I would have clicked the “share” button.

  • Troy Polidori

    Is it possible to get an rss feed of the +1s in G+ to replace the lost share function?

  • James F. McGrath

    Not that I am aware of, but it may be that someone could develop a widget or script to accomplish that…