The end is nigh!
Google Reader is going away on July 1. Your subscription data will probably get tossed as part of the purge, so you should import your feeds to R2K before then. It’s pretty simple, just sign up at reader2000.com, then click the “Import from Google Reader” button on the left sidebar, no need to download any OPML files or anything!
Other features you get when you join R2K:
Just in time for the end of the world (of Reader), you can now import your feeds and folders from Google Reader to R2K. Click the “Import from Google Reader” button in the sidebar to get started, no need to download any files or anything!
This means there are 2 basic ways to share things on R2K:
shift + s is the keyboard shortcut to share an RSS post; use
shift + n to share with note
There are currently 3 ways to find friends from other networks on R2K, check them out by clicking “Find Your Friends” in the sidebar
You can also search for more R2K users by name here
There are several ways to control your privacy on R2K, all can be adjusted from the Privacy Settings menu
R2K will now prompt you before displaying images in comments from people you don’t trust:
By default your trusted list includes the people you follow, but check out the privacy settings page if you want to change the default behavior (i.e. you always want to be prompted before displaying images in comments)
Check out http://www.reader2000.com/instagram to link up your Instagram account with R2K!
How does R2K/Instagram “instagration” work?
Also, the R2K Instagram bot will automatically share any public Instagram photos tagged #r2k!
Now you can sign up for R2K with your twitter account, so you’ll be able to find your twitter friends who are sharing on R2K!
It’s much easier for new users to sign up this way, but even if you’re an existing user it’s helpful to associate your twitter account because a) your twitter friends will be able to find you on R2K when they sign up, and b) you can login with twitter, so that’s one less password to remember. And of course, we’ll never tweet on your behalf without your permission
Check it out at www.reader2000.com/connect
TL;DR: your nickname can’t have spaces/characters anymore, and you can @mention someone by nickname
Effective immediately the nickname/full name conventions have changed:
Now you can @mention people with their (case insensitive) nicknames! Shares in which you’re @mentioned will be highlighted, and will appear in your activity stream
There’s a new privacy option that says “only allow comments on my shares from people I follow.” Find it on the privacy settings page