(Yes, we are living in a cyberpunk novel. Sigh.)
Across the net there are unanswered questions about what to do with these json archives. Google has been silent. I believe the Google humans who might help are ashamed or demoralized or fearful. Google 2.0 is not a happy place for them.
I want to represent my JSON archives as posts in a WordPress blog, perhaps with some kind of synthetic title. Then they will be available to search and link. Eventually I hope to add new annotations and shares to that archive, though there will be a gap of several months that will be difficult to fill.
This feels doable, but so far Google (the search engine) hasn't told me how. This is what I have found so far. When I do find an answer, I'm going to answer some of the dangling questions across the net ...
- Dariel: wrote a Python script to import shares into ReadItLater
- What are the good ways to import Google Reader Notes (.json) to Evernote? - Quora - an unanswered question
- battis.net » Transmogrifying those Google Reader JSON dumps into something useful - Seth Battis wrote a "PHP script that converts (at least my) Google Reader JSON dump into an XML file that WordPress can import as a list of posts. With the tags and annotations converted over. In fact, with all of the data in the JSON dump embedded in the XML file (although WordPress doesn’t read all of it)."
- Importing .json archives (Wordpress) - Stack Overflow - an unanswered question
- osx - Json viewer for mac - Super User: a way to at least view JSON documents.
- How can I Import Google Reader JSON archives into WordPress - Super User: I ask on SuperUser
- A public question I asked on Google+: I ask on G+
I'll update this post as I learn more. Seth's contribution suggests a fix is close; he needs to tweak some of his code.
Update 12/25/2011: Seth writes that he won't have time to work on this further but he recommends downloading his php file from his linked zip. I'll have to learn how to run PHP scripts from my Dreamhost account, but I don't think that's too hard.
Update 5/3/2012: Coping With Google Reader Changes | Much Ado About IT - accessing the lost items.