68 thoughts on “Google Reader”

  1. Prior to the announcement, it was easily the site I spent the most time on, by a wide margin. Now using Feedly and hoping their back-end can survive the switch from Reader to their own private back-end.

  2. Without an aggregator I wouldn’t be able to keep up with as many sites as I follow. Have used Reader for years and have spent the last week trying alternatives. Newsblur’s currently winning but I’m toying with the idea of self-hosting a solution so that I can try to reproduce as much of Reader’s functionality and feel as possible.

  3. No GR here. I have used Netnewswire without synching for years.

    Synching would be mildly useful but I have plenty to do when in mobile mode and have not noticed the world ending when I get behind in Netnewswire.

  4. The demise of Google Reader may end large scale blog following for me. The number of blogs with interesting content has become overwhelming, and the only way I can follow that many is through a feed. I’m not anxious to sit down and rebuild a new feed setup, so I’ll probably take the opportunity to decide which are the select few blogs I really want to follow and then check them periodically via my own blogroll.

  5. I do, every day and am still hoping for a miracle whilst hunting around for reasonable alternatives. Personally, I would have been happy to pay for Google Reader to continue, rather than have the massive hassle of relocating, and I’m sure I am not alone.

  6. I’ll admit I’m another google reader user. Very sad that it’s being dropped. I live in an area with no internet (travel an hour or more to get access) so for me google reader has been indispensable. I’ve got… an embarrassing amount of feeds. Let’s just round down and say it’s two hundred, all organized by topic (research, science, food, comics, art, local and world news, ref materials, et al). Like many others, I’m procrastinating as far as finding a replacement service. Not a good thing, I know, but I’ve used google reader for years and just don’t want to give it up.

  7. I much prefer Google reader. It is clean and simple to navigate. But like everone else I have switched to Feedly but I dont like it as much.

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