Powering Down Google Reader

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  1. blinking_spirit

    blinking_spirit Registered Member

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    Just read this on the Google Reader Blog

    This is pretty sad - I loved Google Reader as my dedicated RSS reader (and I've kept on coming back to it).

    Who still uses RSS out there? What are your suggested readers?

    Official Announcement
     
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    That sucks big time.

    My most used site.

    Hell, imma go watch some Teh Smurfs re-runs and blam some Hendrix. The rapture be upon us.

    *puppy*
     
  4. NGRhodes

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    Love the fact I could sync across devices, start day reading my feeds on the train on my phone then carry on at lunchtime on my laptop.
    Not sure what can replace my usage pattern...

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    Not happy about this either. I was probably the only google thing I still use. I see FeedDemon is also being retired as a result of this. I haven't been using it but hate to see it go as well.
     
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    I have 400 feeds using keyword based search and have been using GR for years. I'm not sad to see it go, I'm pissed. They could have added ads or something but they always take away the best things they offer. I am going to find other solutions in order to get away from google because they always bring out the chopping block on a popular service.
     
  7. Pain of Salvation

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    bazqux seems to be a good alternative, but it is paid.
     
  8. blinking_spirit

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    I've actually been working with feedly these past few days...and dare I say...it's better the Google Reader!

    Comfortable with the transition, so after a day of wading through alternatives it's business as usual again.
     
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    RSSOwl without GoogleReader now.
     
  10. Noob

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    I wonder why they shut down this service, i dont use it but there are lots of people that do. (Based on comments around the internet)
    I guess they could not monetize it.
     
  11. TonyW

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    According to Google, not enough to warrant keeping it going. Of course, they could be just saying that to hide behind some other reason.

    Someone said elsewhere, maybe they're hoping people will shift to Google+ where something might be happening there.
     
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    I've been experimenting with the RSS feed on Maxthon 4.0.5.2000 (portable) & it is very good. Notwithstanding it helps you import your Google Reader feed into it. :thumb:
     
  14. Andz

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    Is there a reliable web-based feed reader that preserves all unread posts?
    I tried The Old Reader but it deletes old posts. I need to see everything even if I am away for a month or more.
     
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    SeaMonkey has its own RSS reader in its native mail client. Maxthon still has a decent built in RSS reader as well (it will allow you to import your Google RSS feeds).

    I still think that Google are wrong about this, but they do what they want these days. I think that they like to change things just for the sake of changing them sometimes. This applies equally to Gmail as well. o_O
     
  19. The Seeker

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    I've switched to NewsBlur and couldn't be happier.
     
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