I tried out this SharpReader, and found it to quite competent — it’s a free, Windows newsreader. It seems to do all the right things. It’s very Outlook-ish: three panes, unread items bolded, etc. It lets you filter and sort and such.
But here’s the thing. Look at this screencap:
What it’s doing here is showing me that my entry links to the Wired article, and that two other blogs I’m subscribed to in SharpReader are also linking to it. So, if you’re interested in something a blog entry links to, you can automatically find entries in other blogs that are talking about the same thing.
Another nice feature:
“Instead of dragging/entering a rss-feed url, you can also use the web-page url itself. SharpReader will scan the source of the page for a link to its rss-feed and (if present) load this feed.”
All told, it’s nicely done. Free, too.