March 14, 2013

RIP Google Reader

When I went to check this morning which of my friends had posted blogs, I was met with a rude awakening.

Why, Google?! Why?!

Here's the story if you want to know more about the history and their reasoning.

So now I have to figure out how I'll follow my blogs.

Any suggestions? Other programs you guys use?

6 comments:

  1. I know!! Twitter was all ablaze with the outrage last night. :) I've been using the Feedly app on my phone and it's okay - but I want to know what other options we have once Reader is gone. I can't go back to individually checking blogs! :)

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    1. Thanks for the feedly recommendation, Jen! My sis (Miss Megan) posted some other options in the next comment, if you aren't satisfied with feedly.

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  2. I am really sad about this development (lack of development?). I agree with Jen -- I can't go back to checking individual blogs, especially since I follow about 100 of them and some post multiple times a day :P
    Here is an article offering 12 options: http://marketingland.com/12-google-reader-alternatives-36158
    And here's one you might already have seen about transferring to Feedly: http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/

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    1. Thanks, Meg! I got feedly, and it seems to be a good substitute for Google Reader. Let's hope it doesn't get messed up once Reader is turned off...

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  3. I just converted to Feedly and it is similar enough to what I am used to that I like it. It is an ap on Chrome that I like. Of course I might be disgruntled another day about it. Who knows.

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    1. Thanks for the advice, Steph! So far, I'm liking feedly. We'll see if that continues, but I'm happy with it as of now.

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