Sunday, March 17, 2013

Technology: R.I.P Google Reader

Well, Google killed another service that only journalists, Techie's and news junkies find important, Google Reader. I have been using Google Reader for years and I loved it. So what is/was Google reader?

Google Reader is a content application and platform provided by Google that is an news aggregator of content served by web feeds. It was created in early and launched in 2005, through Google Labs. Google Reader grew in popularity to support a number of apps which use it as a platform for serving news and information to people.
In computing, a news aggregator, also termed a feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader, RSS reader or simply aggregator,  which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing." Wikipedia"

In March 2013, Google announced that Google Reader will be closed on July 1, 2013, due to declining usage.

The problem for me was that I became so dependent on Google Reader that I did not look at any other news aggregators. Well just in case you are in the same situation I am here are a few links to help you find news aggregates.

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