I understand that web publishers want to get people to click on over to their sites. I also can empathize with those who want to know more details about their traffic.
But as someone who subscribes to over 1,000 sites on Google Reader, I hate, hate, HATE truncated RSS feeds with a passion.
Luckily, there is an easy way around truncated feeds if you are using Google Chrome as your web browser.
Just download and install the Super Google Reader extension and that’s it!
With just a click of a button (the “Readable” tab on the top right of the feed box), you can go from this…
Being an open source platform, Firefox also has the ability to do this, but it requires more work (the combination of GreaseMonkey and a few scripts, if I remember correctly).
I have been using Super Google Reader for over a month now with no complaints. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about this earlier!
(I still prefer that bloggers and web publishers use full feeds, because I can’t use Super Google Reader with my phone. So if you are a blogger who is reading this, won’t you please make sure that your RSS feed is readable in full? Thank you!)
P.S. — In other Google Chrome news…this “Dear Sophie” video has been making its rounds on the interweb the past few days and for good reason. If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so now. I promise you won’t regret it.