Google Reader Shut Down

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Whenever I find a new blog that I like, the first thing I do is open up my Google Reader and add it to my RSS (rich site summary) feeds. I honestly don’t even know how RSS feeds work and Google Reader allowed me to live in blissful ignorance while getting my information fix.

Today I got the message that Google is going to end this service as of July 1st, 2013. Apparently, Google is looking to simplify their services, and chose to end Google Reader due to lack of use and their need to create fewer projects. Google, the company that is known for allowing its employees to work on their own projects in the free time, is creating fewer projects.


I searched the web to find an alternative and the list is getting longer and longer. So far the ones that I’ve noticed are:

These are the ones that I found that didn’t instantly bring me to an App of some sort. I’m not sure about the conversion of Apps to the PC or Mac, so I’m not going to look into them for now. Gizmodo¬†also did a great article on the different alternatives. I’m sure that there are many more alternatives, and I’m going to have to research this further to find one to replace my beautiful Google Reader.

But seriously, Google? Why not get rid of Google +? Just sayin’.