Many bloggers have heard by now that Google Reader disappears on July 1, 2013 because fewer people have been using it over the years. Many of you may be wondering why I am writing about this here, and the reason is that some people subscribe to this blog via RSS and they use Google Reader as their reader to do so. The implication is that you have to either now subscribe by email or use another reader for The Invisible Mentor.
I have been curating content to identify what people are using to replace Google Reader. Below are some articles with interesting insights. When something that we love disappears, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it opens up the opportunity to do what we once did in a more interesting way.
Why the death of Google Reader doesn’t bother me that much — social news has won: In this article by Mathew Ingram from Gigaom, he includes comments from high profile bloggers who stopped using Google Reader years ago. When you use an RSS Reader, it doesn’t evaluate the information and that’s a big problem for these bloggers.
Five Great RSS Reader Alternatives To Google Reader: Here are the five RSS Readers that Forbes mentions in the article:
Digg (is currently building a reader)
Five Best Google Reader Alternatives: In this article, Alan Henry mentions The Old Reader, NewsBlur, Feedly, in addition to NetVibes, which is a social aggregation and dashboarding service and Pulse, which is a news aggregator.
More Than 500,000 Google Reader Users Migrate to Feedly: This Mashable article is showing that Feedly is the winner for now.
How to get the most out of Feedly on your desktop: This article by cnet helps you to transition from Google Reader to Feedly.
Although I have had Google Reader for years, I must confess that I haven’t used it that much because it was too overwhelming, perhaps a reader that does a better job of curating content would work best for me. I signed up for Pulse and I’m experimenting with it. What are your alternatives to Google Reader? Please write your comments in the box below.