The “Next” Bookmark in Google Reader

By Deane Barker on July 21, 2007

I’ve recently switched to Google Reader from Bloglines. There’s a lot of nice functionality, but here’s something I think is really neat: the “Next” bookmark.

This is a bookmark I have in my sidebar. When I click it, I get the permalink of the next item in my feeds. So, if I click it now, it might take to to a Metafilter post, or a Gadgetopia comment, or whatever the next item in my list of feeds is.

The thing is, it doesn’t take me to that item in Google Reader. It pushes me to the permalink URL of that item, so I get the actual page of the post at MetaFilter or the actual comment at Gadgetopia. (Funny how I felt the need to italicize “actual page.” As if that’s so odd now.)

I don’t know I like this so much — it’s just neat. You can just hit this bookmark, and you’ll get whisked to a page that is probably something you’re interested in. It’s like a contiuous “I’m feeling lucky” button.

And you just keep hitting it until you get this.

Seriously. That’s what you get when you don’t have anything unread left in your feed. Clicking the bookmark on that page takes you here.



  1. Hmmm, more talk about GReader.

    Can you order your folders and the feeds within each folder yet? That’s one of the biggest things / features I use in Bloglines. If they have added this feature I may give it a third try.

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