Changes to WP Reader~

If the new reader format bothers you as well. This one is for you!

I had to search to find this. Are you aware of the changes to the WP Reader? They are compressing and chopping posts in the Reader to accomplish what they call “streamlining” so the viewer can scan more posts more quickly while seeing less of your content in their reader. What WP is doing is giving your post much less than half the room it used to have in the reader, sometimes only two lines of text if you don’t have photos.

They are also now inserting blogs they promote in your Reader. So they are taking up the room they are saving by compressing your posts in the Reader with blogs you are not following and they are promoting.

This seems manipulative and non-transparent on WordPress’s part and not in the best interest of bloggers.

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19 thoughts on “Changes to WP Reader~

  1. As with Facebook, since I don’t pay for WordPress, it doesn’t bother me when they change things around. If I *were* a paying customer, then I might have something to say, but since I’m not then I just go with the flow.

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  2. Thanks for the info. I don’t check reader often. I generally click view and read from the original blogs written by the people I normally follow. I might find others from their “sneak peeks,” if they have researched the venues that I am likely to enjoy.


  3. I have an Apple computer and a Microsoft machine. The funny thing is that although I am getting the new reader everywhere, even on my iPad, my Apple computer still has the good old format. I too wrote a blog today. I really wanted to stop complaining about every silly thing, but when they want to talk of folley, I do too. You have explained it much better than I did. But we will have to swallow it all the same. What made me chuckle were the praises people were uttering about this new wonderful improvement on the WordPress notification. Do they pay these people, or do they write them theirself?

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  4. This sounds like they’re doing a Facebook and controlling what we see. Not in the interests of free speech! But to be honest I rarely use the reader anyway – I rely on email notifications for new posts on the blogs I follow.

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