Google Reader Is Officially Dead Today :(

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We have known about this day for quite some time. On this day, July 1st, Google officially shut down the Google Reader service. Some haven’t noticed, others are in panic mode, and others are happily finding alternatives. You’ll know tonight at 12:01 am the effect of this service being gone when you log into your Google Analytics account.

How are you feeling about Google Reader being gone? I wanted to take a quick minute to share with you some of the alternatives out there. If any of you have had experience with these, comment below. We’re all looking for a new home!

  1. AOL Reader – It’s in beta, only available on desktops at the moment, allows you to extract your Google Reader subscriptions and share stories on social media.
  2. Digg Reader – Many feel that this product was rushed and not up to their expectations.
  3. Feedly – Has already signed up over 500,000 former Google Reader users.
  4. Taptu – I’ve read reports that it’s slow to use
  5. Flipboard – It’s only on mobile devices. Supposedly it’s easy to flip through pages with a simple finger swipe.

What reader are you using?

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  • Charles Crawford


    Thank you for sharing this post. I was really surprised! I really did not know that Google reader is officially dead today ;'( Its so sad to know this. I think I will try AOL Reader starting today.


  • Ambalal Darji

    Very Sad news but i am happy that there are many other alternatives available. I will go with AOL Reader and flipboard.

  • Jon

    I wasn’t a great fan of google reader but dropping it will cause some problems. I am reliant on a wordpress plugin to share pages on social media and I am now getting “broken links” on pages as google reader is no longer there.

    I am hoping that this news gets to the plugin writers!

  • Paresh

    Pulse is a better alternative. It has a great UI. It’s available for all platforms.