I've given you plenty of reasons to sign up for an RSS reader, but in case you need one more here it goes: Google Reader has released a new version with a more comprehensive friend feature that allows you to keep a close watch on your friends' activity. Wondering how much Internet ground your pals cover? Now you can check the stats to find out.
The improvements add a new set of tabs to the trends page called "Friends trends." You can see which friends share the most content, and who has shared items you actually want to read.
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