electronic brain surgery since 2001

Google Reader broken

Google Reader Loading Animation Since this morning, Google Reader is broken for me. All I get to see is the loading animation.

There seems to be an error in the XML JavaScript handling and I get the following error in the FireFox JavaScript console:

Error: missing } in XML expression
Source File: http://www.google.com/reader/ui/2714365108-scroll.js
Line: 468, Column: 23
Source Code:
      body {font-family: arial,sans-serif}

The error console

I reported the problem and it seems at least a few others have the same problem.

On the other hand, Google Reader works just fine for a couple of friends I asked. I suspect there might be something in one of my subscribed feeds which Google Reader didn't like :-/.

There is no official Google response, yet. I hope they'll fix this soon. I already feel bad without my daily RSS fix ;-).

Update (9/22): I finally got an answer from a Google representative. It seems the problem is caused by being subscribed to the “shared item feed” of another Google Reader user who recently deleted his account. It's said they are working on the problem - I will update this post when it works again.

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