Google Reader recently added some social networking features. You can now add your friends’ shared items to your feeds. Up til now I haven’t used the shared items feature since it didn’t really make sense to send people a link to my shared items and expect them to give a crap. Now it’s easier to subscribe to it and the decision to give a crap is left up to them when they read their feeds.
As Robert Scoble pointed out, there is one major flaw with the new feature: it clutters up the rest of your feeds. This is, of course, assuming you read your feeds in the “All feeds” folder. I usually don’t since I have a number of Tech News feeds that I’m not always interested in and often has duplicated information. I only read it when I have time. You can do the same with your friends shared items, so no big deal to me.
So why not check out my shared items? As it happens, I have none at the moment. But if you use Google Reader, feel free to add/invite me so we can view each others. I’ll accept any invitations.