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RSS is Better Than Twitter

There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website. Read More >>

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How Google News Compares to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS for Your News

There’s a new news aggregator in town (well, an old one, revamped). The updated, refreshed, and smarter version of Google News is out now on Android, iOS, and the web, so how does this reimagining of the news stack up against the other ways we usually get our headlines — Facebook, Twitter, and RSS? We’ve been diving deep into the transformed platform to get a better idea. Read More >>

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Digg’s Google Reader Replacement is Going the Way of Google Reader

Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. In what could be construed as a cruel joke, Digg is pulling the plug on Digg Reader, the company’s answer to the demise of popular RSS service Google Reader. Digg Reader will shut down on March 26th, 2018, giving you just enough time to export your data before the service goes dark. Read More >>

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Why RSS Feeds Still Beat Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading habit to all your Facebook friends. Whether you’ve never heard of it before or you’ve abandoned it for pastures new, here’s why you should be using RSS for your news instead of social media. Read More >>

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RSS Client Reeder Gets Update for Mac

The really rather good RSS client Reeder has just received its first update for Mac since Google Reader got axed. It's available on the Mac App Store for £6.99. Read More >>

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Is Anyone Really Going to Upgrade to Feedly Pro?

Feedly's probably the best Google Reader replacement currently out there. It's got mobile apps, syncing systems, and a decent desktop view. Now it's pushed out a "Pro" version to the general public for £3.20 a month with a few extra bits and pieces like search and encryption. What I want to know is: is anyone even remotely tempted to upgrade? Read More >>

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Even Google Reader Replacements Are Shutting Down

When Google Reader finally closed its doors, it shoved thousands of teary-eyed RSS fans into cyberspace, adrift, where we flailed around desperately for a suitable replacement. Many services rose to the challenge, but the incoming wave was a lot to handle. Too much for one of our favourite alternatives — The Old Reader — which is taking a page from Googs and shutting down as well. Read More >>

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Saying Goodbye to Google Reader, My Own Little Corner of the Internet

RSS isn't rocket science. And while Google Reader is now pretty much dead, there's already a veritable army of newcomers vying to replace it. There's even a good chance one of them will be better than the dead-end Google Reader ever could have been. That's great and all, but even the perfect RSS reader can't fill the void. Google Reader wasn't just a service; it was a place, and I'll miss being there. Read More >>

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Reminder: Import or Export Your Google Reader Feeds Now

Today is the day when Google sends its much-loved-by-us, but seemingly disowned-by-Google RSS reader to the electronic scrapheap in the sky. As of writing, Reader is a walking corpse. It's scheduled for destruction today, but I'm assuming Google won't pull the plug until someone's up and had their coffee in the US. So, if you haven't pulled your RSS feeds yet, or synced them into another service, do it right now. Read More >>

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What’s Your Pick for a Google Reader Replacement?

The day we RSS fans have been dreading for months is almost here. On Monday, Google Reader dies. Forever. There's no going back. Everybody's been hawking their replacements, and we've brought you a little sampling, but now it's decision time. Who you goin' with? Read More >>

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10 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain

Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. And while this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here's a list of platform agnostic alternatives that should help make the transition as painless as possible. We're sorry for your loss. Read More >>

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AOL Reader: Simple, Fast, But Hardly Groundbreaking

With Google Reader ready to tap out, it seems like everyone is keen to throw their hat into the feed reader ring. The latest offering is from AOL and it's simple, fast and lacking any unique features — though that's not necessarily a bad thing. Read More >>

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Digg Reader Hands-On: Your Google Reader Life Raft Is Here

Here's the good news: Digg Reader is a real thing in the world that exists, and at the very latest, you'll have access to it by next Wednesday, June 26th. I just landed at an early invite page for the service, and with a click, imported my 500 or so feeds from Google Reader in seconds. Hey, it works. Read More >>

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WSJ: Facebook Is Developing a Flipboard-Style News Reader

So long Google Reader, hello... Facebook? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Zuckerberg and co are working on a service that "displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices". Read More >>

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How Digg Raced to Make the Google Reader Replacement You’ll Want

With Google Reader about to meet its maker, Digg decided to make the ultimate replacement. That was two months ago — and Wired has the inside track of exactly how the project has come together since then. Read More >>