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Jun292013

Bye Bye Google Reader!

IF YOU USE RSS to follow this blog, Google Reader is shuttering services on Monday, July 1.

I have already switched to Feedbin as my RSS feed sync service ($20 per year) in combination with Reeder on iPhone, iPad and the Mac.

RSS Reading/Syncing Services

There are a wide variety of RSS reading and sync services available, each with different features and benefits:

And I'm sure with a little searching, you can find more.

Podcasts

David Sparks and Katie Floyd have a great discussion about RSS services and readers on Mac Power Users 143.

Most important: log into your Google Reader account and export your RSS feeds via Takeout, so you have a copy of your current feeds, while you ponder a switch in services before July 1, or you'll have to start from scratch.

The RSS feed for Rohdesign: feed://rohdesign.com/weblog/atom.xml

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    Google Reader has been in the news a lot this week due to the fact that Google is shutting down the service effective July 1. There has been a lot written about the subject and I wasn’t really planning on adding to the conversation, but then I read Mike Rohde’s article ...

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This really blows my mind with Google. They have a service with many many users and we've all got to go find a new home and many of us are willing to pay for it. They could have kept the google identity and taken our money. I just think that's really strange.

It also is a lot of data they don't have any more: what feeds are being read? maybe it even helped them find some feeds? they could calculate how long people were reading the feeds before jumping to the next article. It just seems like the data would be u$eful to them (plus they could take our money too!)

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary LaPointe

Iagree. I tried to subscribe to Feedbin but only get error messages and no apparent way to contact Ben. July 2 and the search continues - must be a lot of frustrated readers out there.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNeil T

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