A lot of readers subscribed to Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub through Google Reader. Alas for them, and for reading at this blog, Google Reader will close down on July 1, 2013.
Education automation guru Larry Ferlazzo points to a number of alternatives, almost all of which work here, too:
There are plenty of alternatives to Google Reader if you still want to subscribe using an RSS Reader (see The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down).
After trying out fifteen or twenty alternatives out there, including the new Digg Reader, I have yet to find a service that I think is a great replacement.
However, there’s no value in letting the “perfect be the enemy of the good.”
I’ve finally determined that Feedly is my primary alternative — with a caveat.
I really like Mr. Reader, which is only an iPad app. However, it “syncs” with Feedly. So I’ll be using Feedly on my desktop and on my iPhone, but Mr. Reader on my iPad.
I hope you’ll continue to follow, after the Google Reader shutdown.
On the right side of this blog you’ll find a button for RSS subscriptions, and to follow me on Twitter. You can find me on Google Plus, but I generally don’t post everything there (I should consider it, I know). You can subscribe to this blog on e-mail — again, with a button on the right side.
Are there other feeds, or other ways to follow that you think I should use? Please let me know in comments.
- Google Reader closes today (telegraph.co.uk)
- Happy Retirement Google Reader! (queith.com)
- Google Reader dies today. Here’s why I’m not replacing it. (washingtonpost.com)
- Google Reader Is Dead: 10 Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain (gizmodo.com.au)
- The best Google Reader alternatives (prdaily.com)
- A Second Chance: Re-migrate your Google Reader (feedly.com)