Google is shutting down Google Reader, their RSS feed reader that allows news from hundreds of sites to be read in one place. Sure, RSS is probably dying but still, there’s no other way to put so much news in one place. Also, by killing Reader, Google has alienated their core audience of geeks and developers. I mean, Twitter was furious last night. This could be a Netflix moment for Google…
WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK IS WRONG WITH GOOGLE? DID SOMEONE CORRUPT THEIR BODILY FLUIDS OR SOMETHING?!
— Andrea (@puellavulnerata) March 13, 2013
Lifehacker, Venturebeat, Ars Technica, and Silicon Angle have helpful articles on alternatives to Google Reader. Here’s what I’ve found so far. Keep in mind that these alternatives are currently getting pounded by no doubt millions of extra users testing them out now. I’ve looked at Feedly and like it. It has a modern, attractive interface and syncs across multiple devices, which is important to me.
Cloud based. access from multiple devices, always synced
Desktop. These may well sync between devices by the time Reader shuts down
Someone at Google is rubbing hands, saying, “Now that we’ve killed Google Reader, we can finally kill Feedburner” bit.ly/WcwCa7
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) March 13, 2013