the end of google reader but not this blog

So you may have heard that Google will be closing their application – Google Reader – this summer.

If you want the whys and whatfors, you can read this.

As you know as a reader of this blog and thereby likely one of the hundreds of RSS subscribers of this blog (unless you catch it from one of my Social Media links) a reader like Google Reader collects all the RSS feeds and collects them into one place, making them easier to read and organize.

So what can you do if you are currently a Google Reader user?

Do what I did and switch your feed to much more efficient Feedly. It takes ALL YOUR GOOGLE RSS FEEDS and easily transfers them over to Feedly. And they layout is much nicer for web and mobile (considering how little attention Google has paid to fixing reader).

So keep reading cause I’m going to keep publishing! Thanks for reading!

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4 Responses to “the end of google reader but not this blog”

  1. Great advice Peter. I’ve been using Feedly for quite awhile now and have found it a great way to keep track of so many vo blogs and websites. I highly recommend it!

  2. Hi Derek,

    I don’t know what rock I was living under but until I saw a post from Mitch Joel on FB (a link from his blog…maybe an indication of where RSS is going?) I’d not heard of Feedly, let alone heard that Google Reader was being assassinated by its owner on July 1st.

    The thing with Social Media companies is it gets annoying about how they feel they know what’s best for us…change for the sake of change or more revenues.

    I’m a card carrying capitalist and I know these tools are free but I don’t think they have as accurate a feel for the pulse of their consumers as they think.

    But then again, they’re not asking me! :)

    Thanks for visiting Derek!

    Best always,
    –Peter

  3. Feedly seems to still sync with google reader, at least on the ipad. Am I missing something?

  4. Nevermind, got the answer. They have their own backend sync database called “Normandy”. by simply logging in with your Google account, both the Feedly and Google accounts will stay in sync. When Reader goes away, the app will draw simply from the Feedly Normandy database.

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