I've been addicted to Google Reader for about a year now. It's completely changed the way I consume information, and I absolutely love it.
But here's a thing that I noticed almost immediately after starting this journey: I can't add items to my "shared items" for blogs that I'm not subscribed to. This is a major problem.
I really like Bruce's post and I'd like to share it right along with my other "shared items". But, since I'm not subscribed to Bruce's blog, and I really don't want to subscribe to it just to share a single post, I'm stuck!
While seeking possible solutions to this problem, I ran across this post (cached from Google). Some of the workarounds listed in the comments were interesting, but I couldn't help but wonder if my beloved Firefox could offer a solution.
Here's what I'm thinking: could it be possible to cook up a Firefox extension that would automatically (and silently) subscribe to a feed, add the relevant post to my "shared items", and then immediately unsubscribe all in one glorious motion?
It's such a dirty hack, I know, but that's what makes it interesting. Could be a fun side project. I haven't the slightest clue how to develop Firefox extensions, but this could be an opportunity to learn.