The search continues. It’s interesting to see the folks that are still finding out today that their beloved Google Reader is no longer an option. If you go to the Google Reader site, they do offer some alternatives.
In fact, they direct you to http://alternativeto.net/software/google-reader/ where you will find a goodly list.
Another source for alternative products can be found at: http://www.alternative.to/Google_Reader,29653017#alternatives
How are those for alternatives?
But, the best source is to turn to the public and get their input on what works. A blog post from Anil Dash titled “The Golden Age of RSS” was very interesting. In the middle of the post, you’ll find a list of over 100 web based RSS alternatives suggested by the crowd! From a simple start, people just kept adding ideas!
But read his comments. I like his point – we don’t need another RSS reader. He talks about the need for a blog reader instead. I agree. Like I said in yesterday’s post about Noowit, I appreciate a reader that finds new stuff for me based on a concept. And yet, I do want to continue with the principles behind RSS reading. I want to be loyal to those bloggers who have inspired me over the years and I want to visit them when they post new content.
The saga continues. What does the future hold for us in the realm of online reading?
- Rethinking RSS – Noowit Comes To Beta (dougpete.wordpress.com)
- If You Used To Dig Google Reader, You’ll Love the New Digg RSS Reader (technorms.com)
- Google Reader Is Dead, but There’s Still Time to Switch RSS Readers (eweek.com)
- Saying Goodbye To Google Reader, My Own Little Corner Of The Internet (gizmodo.com.au)
- The End of Google Reader Could Begin a New RSS Golden Age (pc.answers.com)
- Why RSS Still Matters (iacquire.com)
- Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live RSS (creativecloseup.com)
- Google Reader is dead – here’s how to replace it (pcauthority.com.au)
- RIP, Google Reader. So, What Now? (webpronews.com)
- RIP: Google Reader (engadget.com)