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Google Reader will be shut down on July 1st:

[quote][b] [url="http://googlereader.blogspot.ca/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html"]Powering Down Google Reader[/url][/b]

3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM
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[b][font=Arial]Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer[/font][/b]


[b][font=Arial]We have just announced on the [url="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-second-spring-of-cleaning.html"]Official Google Blog[/url][/font][font=Arial] 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

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whoa! I migrated to there a few months ago and loved it...oh well back to Netvibes!
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Well there goes about 1000 Windows Phone apps. lol
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DAMN! I use it every day.

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

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[quote name='Rappy' timestamp='1363217386' post='595575976']
whoa! I migrated to there a few months ago and loved it...oh well back to Netvibes!
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Netvibes looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up (Y)

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

Anyone recommend an alternative?

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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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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1363217826' post='595575998']
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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What do you use instead?

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[quote name='Matrixik' timestamp='1363217646' post='595575988']
Nooooooo, why???????? With some userscripts and userstyles it's great to use.
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Probably not enough personal user data to be gleaned from it.

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

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[quote name='Majesticmerc' timestamp='1363217859' post='595576000']
What do you use instead?
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Personally, Twitter + the desktop app of your choice, so that you can filter the feed into categories.

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[quote name='Praetor' timestamp='1363218076' post='595576006']
Google Reader, what's that? true question, don't know the product.
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It aggregates RSS feeds in a single place where you can read them.

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[quote name='DARKFiB3R' timestamp='1363218119' post='595576008']
Personally, Twitter + the desktop app of your choice, so that you can filter the feed into categories.
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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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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.

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If you use Chrome, this is pretty good

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rss-feed-reader/pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp

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You can check these apps out:

[url="http://flipboard.com"]Flipboard[/url]

[url="http://pulse.me"]Pulse[/url]

That's what I use.

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Problem is the service, if you have multiple apps/devices. Google reader worked and kept everything sync'd.

Google really is shit now, you just can't expect whatever service you're using today, to be there tomorrow :(

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I just found [url="http://theoldreader.com/"]The Old Reader[/url]. Seems good so far.

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[quote name='Timan' timestamp='1363218697' post='595576030']
Problem is the service, if you have multiple apps/devices. Google reader worked and kept everything sync'd.

Google really is **** now, you just can't expect whatever service you're using today, to be there tomorrow :(
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Yeah, I see the rationale behind it, but it still sucks. I had it synced up at home, at work, and on my mobile. NewsBlur looks like a decent alternative, but the entire internet just went there and it's 502-ing due to the load.

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Would be nice if they released stand-alone code so you can host it yourself (I've never used it so not sure how well this would work out)

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[quote name='Lewism' timestamp='1363218880' post='595576038']
I just found [url="http://theoldreader.com/"]The Old Reader[/url]. Seems good so far.
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Looks interesting (Y)

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[quote name='Lewism' timestamp='1363218184' post='595576012']
It aggregates RSS feeds in a single place where you can read them.
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oh i used Thunderbird for that and mail... but that was back in 2004, i stopped using back then (RSS feeds, not Thunderbird).

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:cry:

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270 THOUSAND? I managed 19,000 since July 2009 :p

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