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.
We’d love to know what readers are using to keep up with news, information, and so on. Let us know in the comments.
Resources discussed in the video:
I switched over the Feedly the day after the announcement was made and I’ve never looked back. It allows you to automatically import your Google Reader subscriptions and won’t lose that information when Reader shuts down. The platform is also pretty and easy to use on both web and mobile.
I’ve signed up at Feedly and TheOldReader (www.theoldreader.com). The Old Reader is, well, just like the old Google Reader, back when when you could share items from your feed with friends, annotate it with a note, and then have a discussion about it.
I’m mostly using the Old Reader because many of my old Reader friends have made the move over there. They’re slammed, so it took several weeks for my feeds to be imported from Google Reader, but so far I think this is the one I’ll stick with.
I’ve been using Bloglines (remember them? they’re still around!). You can’t share articles, but that’s not as important to me as having my feeds in one place, easily accessible.