Posted on May 3, 2010 in updates | No Comments

It’s nice to be able to send items in Google Reader to friends via IM or by Twitter. By adding a “Send to” shortcut to bit.ly, this is even easier.

1) Go to your Google Reader settings.  Click on the Send To tab.

2) At the bottom, click Create a Custom Link.

For the name, put bit.ly

For the URL:
http://bit.ly/?s=${title}+(via+${source})+${url}&keyword=${title}

For the icon URL, use:
http://bit.ly/favicon.ico

3) There is no step 3.

You’re done!  Now, while browsing in google reader, when you see something you want to push out, press “Shift-T” (or click Send to at the bottom of the article), then arrow up to bit.ly and press “Enter.”