"This Google Reader hack has been a pain in the ...."
This frustrates me to no end. Taken in the correct context, I, meaning ME am interpreting this phrase to indicate the following:
Example: "Using the Google Reader Hack, I was able to expose some hidden links on my blog". This is in the same context that I myself would use the phrase.. "There are some really cool hacks out there for using the Google Search Engine that lets you do deep-web searches that the average user doesn't even know about."
The meaning behind this being, that given a particular piece of software, the term "hack" is used to define a tip, or a trick, for revealing more, realizing an unintended benefit from, or getting more return on your effort than was originally intended during the normal use of a given application.
I am seeing this thought -"Google Reader Hack"- repeated here and elsewhere as if there is a "hack" (in this case I am using the term to indicate an avenue of exploit), directed at WordPress users via the Google Reader. I say, the idea that WordPress is being "hacked" via Google Reader, is horse flop.
..another thread of interest
Would someone, SOMEONE please prove to me, show me, that WordPress is being hacked via Google Reader, so I can just take my lumps and shut the hell up? Please? Someone show me I am wrong in my interpretation.
(kicks soapbox into crowd, patiently awaits pitchforks and torches).