Posted by: mobrienweiss | March 15, 2013

RIP Google Reader

RIP Google Reader

Remember way back at the beginning of the spring semester when I told you (I’m talking to my students here) about creating a Google Reader account to help you keep track of the blogs you’re following? Well, um, nevermind.

google readerNews today out of Google HQ is that as of this summer, Google Reader will be kaput. Here’s an excerpt from the Google blog about the demise of Google Reader:

“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.”

Writing on the web site Lifehacker, Whitson Gordon offered some alternative RSS readers to help you get a handle on your blog feeds including:

Image credit: Ubergizmo.

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