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#115118 14-Mar-2013 12:53
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Anyone else hopelesly stuck on Google Reader?

For me as an RSS junkie it is the only way to handle volume, magazine-styled readers like Flipboard/Pulse et al just cannot meet that need.




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  #781579 14-Mar-2013 13:04
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Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Personally, I'm gutted. Reader is my main source of nearly everything, followed by Twitter. Nothing else comes close to those two.

Assuming Google don't back down what are our other options? I use gReader Pro (android) to access the reader subscriptions, mainly for the simple clean interface and ability to quickly work through large volumes. What non-Reader options to we have? I've used Reader for so long I've never bothered looking at alternatives!

So many services use Reader for their backend, this will not end well...


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  #781589 14-Mar-2013 13:07
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...or it will end very well for some competing platform. This is the point where someone else needs to put their hand up and say "Oh hey guys, check out our RSS reader service! Don't worry about migrating from Google Reader, we've made it a one-click transfer:.




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  #781592 14-Mar-2013 13:11
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NZtechfreak: ...or it will end very well for some competing platform. This is the point where someone else needs to put their hand up and say "Oh hey guys, check out our RSS reader service! Don't worry about migrating from Google Reader, we've made it a one-click transfer:.


We live in hope. ;)

Someone will surely step up, Reader is so pervasive that this will have quite far-reaching consequences.








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  #781594 14-Mar-2013 13:14
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I wonder if Pocket might go for it? They're already offering a service that strips ads, so no loss there for them (cynically I think this is all about Google ad revenue).




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  #781598 14-Mar-2013 13:16
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NZtechfreak: I wonder if Pocket might go for it? They're already offering a service that strips ads, so no loss there for them (cynically I think this is all about Google ad revenue).


I don't actually like the Pocket reading interface...

Idealog have already posted an article on Reader alternatives.






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  #781599 14-Mar-2013 13:18
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As a heavy RSS user I am not happy with that... Offline readers are just a pain.




 

 

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  #781601 14-Mar-2013 13:19
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I just use Twitter as my reader.




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  #781608 14-Mar-2013 13:23
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Not a fan of some of the changes google have been coming up with lately. I use reader a lot for checking out system statuses that are delivered by RSS. I wouldn't even mind paying for it, strange they aren't even giving that option.

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  #781612 14-Mar-2013 13:26
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Twitter has gone crazy on the subject and understandably so.

I'm no power user but as an easy way to keep tabs on Engadget, Gizmodo AU and a handful of personal blogs I'm rather disappointed.

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  #781614 14-Mar-2013 13:26
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Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!




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  #781619 14-Mar-2013 13:31
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Tinshed: Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!


Link. Hardly a Change.org quality production.

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And of course, now there's a (basic) Change.org petition






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  #781622 14-Mar-2013 13:34
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Tinshed: Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!


Link. Hardly a Change.org quality production.


Thanks. Have "signed" this.




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  #781629 14-Mar-2013 13:45
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So I'm looking at tiny tiny rss.

Seems to be a self hosted solution. It also seems to have taken the google reader API and documented it, and extended it.

So if only I could get my Feeddemon client to support syncing with tiny tiny rss rather than google reader, I'd be set.

I never licked the google reader interface - I prefer to rad all feed in site order (ie all article for a site before the next), you could do that in google reader but you have to click on each side, so nasty. In feed demon you just kept hitting tab, at it'd list all the articles for one site before moving to the next.





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  #781636 14-Mar-2013 13:51
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Yup. Gutted here too. One of my 'pinned tabs' that I use constantly every day.




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  #781639 14-Mar-2013 13:55
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RedJungle: Yup. Gutted here too. One of my 'pinned tabs' that I use constantly every day.


Amen to that. Lots of stuff on Twitter and Metafilter about the alternatives and no doubt we will all 'cope' with the change, but goddammit Google, why remove such a great product?  Look at the reaction on the 'net for chrissake!   




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