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ok that blows…
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
So what are people going to use – seeing so many services sync with it I would think that will suck all around..
I don't understand, with all the outcry, how Google thinks Reader isn't being used. It's been my go-to blog aggregator for years! & Mr. Reader on the iPad…not sure what they're going to do, now. To me, Google Reader has been part of a fairly nice suite of Google functionality, but that suite is being slowly eroded away. 🙁
People outside the United States use it to go around censorship.
Is that bad?
Most of the world will be just fine without GR. Yes, there is a point with censorship in some countries which is valid.
Note, that even some think that there is plenty of GR users, it is not such true as they think. It is used mostly by powerusers which still will be able to find alternatives. Most of my friends even do not know what GR or RSS are. So the qty of powerusers is not so high and is not going to grow anymore, just the opposite. For big companies RSS feeds market is not interesting. What is positive for startups. The hole in the market is going to be filled. From my point of view I'm happy that some of new big players will develop their products with much higher motivation. That is far better than stick to (great) product, which GR is, but not developed anymore. We can see great things happen with RSS this year. Don't get me wrong, I love my GR and will miss it like the hell, but it is really going to be closed and we need to move forward. Remember – it is not interesting for Google but is going to be a great opportunity for smaller companies. And that counts.
agreed. sucks hard.
So what are the alternatives… Because gr is all about fast… Everything else is about presentation… I just want info..
too great for your android !
You can connect your google account and continue where you left gReader
For me, for few months there is Feedly. In list view, of course.
Its all about the backend and the transfer of my current feeds to whatever service…