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#16 Damien R.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:50

If you use Chrome, this is pretty good

https://chrome.googl...ejjehlcdlnohgmp


#17 shozilla

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:50

You can check these apps out:

Flipboard

Pulse

That's what I use.

#18 Timan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:51

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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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:54

I just found The Old Reader. Seems good so far.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:55

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 :(


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.

#21 DDStriker

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:57

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)

#22 Damien R.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:57

I just found The Old Reader. Seems good so far.


Looks interesting (Y)

#23 Praetor

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:58

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


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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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:01

:cry:

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:04

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

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:13

I have been using Feedly for awhile now. I thought it just pulled in the feeds from Reader, if I continue with that, when Reader shuts down will I still have my feeds?

#27 Damien R.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:13

:cry:

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#28 tnt118

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:14

Most folks I know who use RSS feeds have switched to Twitter to get (mostly) the same information.

I used Reader as the source/sync for all the podcasts on my Android phone, so I'm pretty sad to see it go for the loss of that functionality.

#29 Growled

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:20

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)


Same here, can't remember the last time I used one. I guess many Neowin users still do, though

#30 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:22

Am I the only person that has never used a "feed" or "reader" on the internet? I honestly am not sure what their purpose is since I never used one. :blush:

I may be showing my old age by saying that, but I just never really got their purpose? I just go to the websites I like to go to, quickly browse through them, and be on my way.

So is it just they congregate all those websites into one feed?