At some point during the past few days Google launched a new feature to the Google Reader, a feature that allows you to track your usage statistics. While I’m not sure how useful this is, it is a nice feature that tracks my feed addiction. I wonder what this graph would look like if I could chart it over the course of a year. Apparently Robert Scoble, the “king of blogging” has read 25,000 items in the past 30 days, whereas I have read 6,714 items. Not bad considering I have only subscribed to 76 feeds and Scoble has subscribed to 483 feeds.

While I don’t think this feature adds much value, it does provide some interesting statistics. I think an interesting blog meme would be to post your Google Reader feed statistics. I’m sure there is a strong correlation between number of read items and personal blog postings.