WordPress announced on (where else) their blog tonight that they have created a way for users to follow other blogs and read new posts inside a reader tool.
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The new tools include a new follow button at the top of wordpress.com blogs and a Reader tool that allows users to:
- Find their Facebook and Twitter friends that have blogs;
- Add non-Wordpress.com blogs;
- Read the latest posts from the blogs they follow;
- Discover new blogs through categorized WordPress recommendations.
The reader tool has some handy shortcuts and sharing features. It will be interesting to see if the 60 million or so WordPress bloggers abandon their current RSS tool(s) for it.
WordPress.commers, have you tried out the new reader tool? What do you think?