Like many people, I use Google Reader to follow RSS feeds. Also like many people, I’ve noticed that it is sometimes slow. I had always assumed that my sources weren’t providing content in a timely manner.
Last week I learned that the problem wasn’t the source feeds; the problem lies with gReader. There are times where it neglects to check a source feed for new content, and I’ve noticed some surprising delays. This morning gReader rose to a new height of FAIL.
I’m now looking at the RSS feeds from one of my blogs, and gReader neglected to update that feed for close to 50 hours. That is a new record.
And I know for a fact that the problem was not the source feed. This particular feed came from Feedburner. I also follow the email sub for this feed, and it was picking up new posts on time and sending them by email on schedule.
It’s time to look for an alternative. Any suggestions?