Sep 27, 2012

Aggregating Shared Google Reader Posts in the Google+ Era

Ever since Google overhauled the reader and removed the original share button I was searching for a way to get to my shared items in the RSS form. None of the online suggested solutions was acceptable for me so I figured, since I already have ASP.NET hosting, that creating a new site, that would tap into the Google+ API and parse the shared posts as RSS would be the way to go. Fortunately that was very easy to accomplish with a blank ASP.NET MVC solution, some NuGet packages for JSON and REST and a bit of API reference browsing. So, behold the code:



It should be however noted that you need to create a Google API key in their API console.

Now I can finally access my google reader shared items via RSS feed... Again... Hooray!

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