“Popular Items” on Google Reader No Longer Popular

There has not been much news nor developments when it comes to the RSS readers of late – even with the one popular Google Reader. But looks like at least the cosmetic changes are still happening.

In a tweet posted today, Google has announced that the “Popular Items” list on the ‘Explore’ section in Google Reader has been renamed as ‘Recommended Items’. Well, there is no explanation for why it was done. Google’s tweet reads

“We recently re-named the “Popular Items” link to “Recommended Items” in the “explore” section. The content of the feed is still the same.”

Why do you think this change was done? Do you even know someone who uses the Explore section? Please tell us in the comments.