A few weeks ago Google announced that it was going to end the life Google Reader. Immediately there were cries from far and wide about the loss of a favorite tool of many. Watch the Google Hangout video with YALSA bloggers Wendy Stephens, Erin Daly, and me, Linda Braun, which focuses on options for those looking for a Google Reader replacement.
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My first App of the Week review for YALSA was about Pulse, one of my favorite iPad apps for creating a personalized magazine from news feeds. Over the last several months several of this category of apps have launched. In this App of the Week column, I thought I’d change things just a bit and review a few of these apps (instead of reviewing just one for the week), note what is unique about each, and provide some ideas on how to choose what to use.
BroadFeed Cost: 99 cents
This is the newest personalized magazine app with which I’m familiar. The idea is simple, use BroadFeed as a visual way to read through Tweets that include links. (The app only shows Tweets that contain links.) The setup is also simple. The first time you launch BroadFeed you type in your Twitter username and password and the app then imports the most recent postings from your feed. Continue reading