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#1 Lewism

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:26

Google Reader will be shut down on July 1st:

Powering Down Google Reader

3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM


Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer


We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.



I will have to find an other reader :/

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:29

whoa! I migrated to there a few months ago and loved it...oh well back to Netvibes!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:30

Well there goes about 1000 Windows Phone apps. lol

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:31

DAMN! I use it every day.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:34

Nooooooo, why???????? With some userscripts and userstyles it's great to use.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:35

whoa! I migrated to there a few months ago and loved it...oh well back to Netvibes!

Netvibes looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up (Y)

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:36

WHAT?! Dammit Google, Reader is a great product.

Anyone recommend an alternative?

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:37

people still use RSS readers?

i haven't used one in a few years myself. I figured it was a dying off trend (though google's decision seems to support that)

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:37

people still use RSS readers?

i haven't used one in a few years myself. I figured it was a dying off trend (though google's decision seems to support that)


What do you use instead?

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:39

Nooooooo, why???????? With some userscripts and userstyles it's great to use.


Probably not enough personal user data to be gleaned from it.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:41

Google Reader, what's that? true question, don't know the product.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:41

What do you use instead?


Personally, Twitter + the desktop app of your choice, so that you can filter the feed into categories.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:43

Google Reader, what's that? true question, don't know the product.

It aggregates RSS feeds in a single place where you can read them.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:43

Personally, Twitter + the desktop app of your choice, so that you can filter the feed into categories.


I was going to say the same I said on Twitter, Lists is the easiest way these days to keep in touch with breaking news and stuff of interest

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:44

I hate when people say with Twitter and social media you don't need RSS. How do I know what I have read or not read, etc...

I am not happy about this, need a new option. I use Feedly, but it pulls the information from GReader.