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Google Reader Can Now Track Changes on Webpages Without Feeds

The Google Reader team has released a new feature: the ability to track changes on webpages even if they lack a feed. Reader will now create a custom feed for these pages and will notify you when changes are made. For example, you can view the changes to the NYU Computer Science Department homepage by using a custom feed in Reader.

To create a custom feed, use the “Add a subscription” button and enter the URL of the webpage you want to track. If a proper feed is not found, Reader will periodically check the page and notify you of any changes. A short snippet of the change is provided to help you determine if you would like to revisit the page.

The service currently only works on pages in English. It also does not detect updates that are made to content in frames or that require a user to sign in. Instructions have been provided for site owners that would like to opt out.

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