Monday, March 25, 2013
Google Reader's Pending Demise (News and Notes)
It figures that as soon as I found my Google Reader subscribers, Google would decide to shut the whole thing down. For those of you who haven't heard, Google plans on dismantling Reader by July 1. But functionality is diminishing sooner than you might think. Reader already sporadically disappears from the drop-down menu on the Google toolbar. Switching to an alternative RSS reader sooner rather than later is probably your best bet. I switched to feedly yesterday (no endorsement, just saying). Feedly accessed all the blogs I was following on Google Reader with the press of a single button. So far, no problems, but only time will tell, especially once Reader is finally terminated (/sniff). Good luck to everyone in finding a new RSS reader. If anyone finds one they particularly like, let us know in the comments.