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A Note About Google Reader

June 25th, 2013 by Cobwebs

As you may have heard, Google has decided to shut down its RSS reader as of July 1. There is much anguish in the blogosphere about this, but unfortunately the downside to using a free service is that there isn’t much recourse if the provider yanks it out from under you.

Fortunately several alternative readers have stepped up to fill the void. Of the ones I’ve sampled, The Old Reader, G2reader, and Feedly seem to be most Google-like (and Feedly offers a one-click import from Google, which is darn handy). There are reviews of other readers at Gizmodo, TechCrunch, LifeHacker, and Marketingland, plus searching for “Google Reader alternatives” will bring up plenty more. PCMag has a good overview of migrating your feeds.

If you subscribe to this blog (or, y’know, some other blogs, but this is the important one), don’t forget to migrate to another service. I’d hate to lose you as a reader.

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4 Responses

  1. Ghoul Friday Says:

    I started getting acclimated to feedly a month ago. Loved Google Reader. Still trying to find my favourite layout for feedly, but it’s decent and migrating the feeds was painless.

  2. Sisifo Says:

    I have had you in my favorites bar since I found you, but good to know.

  3. Kaitlin Michelle Says:

    I started using netvibes, but so far I am not a fan. :(

  4. Katherine Says:

    I use “My Yahoo” you can add weather, yahoo calendar, rss, bookmarks, etc.

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