Thursday, 14 March 2013

Google Reader To Be Axed

This morning I awake to the news that Google will be shutting down Reader on July 1st 2013.  You can read their full blogpost here.

My instant reaction was shock, I use Google Reader and love it. It's the easiest way that I've found to view all those hundreds of posts quickly, selecting favourites or archiving some to read later.

Then I became concerned.  Google has retired Google Friend Connect for non-Blogger sites and although I have it on my blog it doesn't function as it should as they aren't maintaining it.  So what's next? What if they decide they no longer want to maintain Blogger?

But let's not panic. There's no word of anything like that yet, so let's focus on today's problem.  Unless something new and exciting becomes available, what other options do we have?

Mashable and cnet have already provided a list of potential replacements and I know that a lot of other bloggers similar to me favour Bloglovin'.

In the meantime, you can still subscribe to my blog via Reader, Bloglovin', Google+ or by email, and I'm always on Facebook and Twitter, all the links are on the right.

But there's still a few months to decide and see if anything else exciting pops up.  I'll have to find an alternative too and if I find a good one, I'll let you know!

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