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Google Reader alternatives

Friday, March 22, 2013

As probably everyone heard by now, following the closure of FeedBurner in last year September, GoogleReader is closing down its doors on July 1st. Google is citing declining usage, which surprises me greatly since I remember news sites claiming in ~2008 that RSS's success is going to cause its own downfall, since so many people are using it that some servers can't handle the stress. If you aren't using RSS, you are missing out on one of the greatest functionalities of the web. Reading through an RSS reader is like watching your movies without commercials. I sampled the threads on Reddit, and Hacker News, to see what other good services are there.

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