A month after Google killed its beloved Reader

10 August 2013Technology

Russell Brandom writing for The Verge:

It’s been a month since Google Reader shut down, breaking users’ hearts and bringing an end to a nearly eight-year run of RSS dominance. As soon as word came of Reader’s impending doom, third parties like Digg, Feedly, and others sprung into action, eager to replace the old guard.

Prior to reading about Google’s decision to shut down Google Reader, I hadn’t used an RSS reader. All of the news surrounding the closure peaked my curiosity, and I have been using the free version of Feedly on a daily basis since. It is a great way to pull various websites into one place, and I particularly appreciate the Saved for Later feature. I’m not sure that I would ever pay for the Pro version, but as they add more features it may become more compelling.