Google Reader: facts and figures.

    The Google Reader update last week generated a number of articles on well-known information resources dedicated to this product. Based on several of them, this post was written.
    So, interesting facts and figures about Google Reader.

    * Google Reader divides rss streams into two types:
    - streams that have only one subscriber (two thirds of all streams) are updated every three hours;
    - streams with more than one subscriber are updated hourly.

    * Google Reader uses 10 TB to store all streaming data.

    * Google Reader tracks 8 million streams.

    * Google Reader is the only rss aggregator that stores the entire history of all threads.
    For example, For example, this linkwill return the last 100 posts from the specified blog as an ATOM / XML file.

    * Many Google applications use the Google Reader infrastructure for streams: iGoogle, orkut, Gmail web clips, Blogger widgets, Google Spreadsheets, Ajax API .

    * Index size is growing at 4% every week.

    * 70% of the traffic comes from users of Firefox (the majority of the audience is geeks)

    * Gmail and orkut are the only Google applications that have a higher view / user ratio than Google Reader

    * Search requires more computing resources. Google Reader uses 2 indexes for search:
    - the big tree updated twice a day (150 cars, 600 million documents)
    - 40 small trees for fresh posts updated every 5 minutes (40 cars, 40 million documents)

    * Easter egg in Google Reader:
    1. Open Google Reader .
    2. Go to Settings-> Goodies and drag the “Next” button onto the bookmarks bar. This button is designed to go to the next unread item, but outside of Google Reader ... it just goes on to the next article on the site.
    3. After you have no unread articles, by clicking on the “Next” button you will see an Easter egg, which can also be seen by clicking on this link :

    4. “End of the Internet” ( hussars, silent - pon. ) Is at this address .

    Also, according to rumors, in the near future, developers plan to add social features (such as commenting based on existing subscriptions), as well as provide a closer interaction with AdWords.

    Based on:
    Google Operating System

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