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Show Of Hands July 1st, 2013 2:32pm

Google Reader, a popular tool which let users read a variety of news feeds from one central web application, has been shut down by Google, effective July 1. Have you ever used an RSS reader app or site?

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
07/01/13 7:54 am

I like Flipboard and Feedly.

beanD California
07/01/13 9:50 am

Tony, 2.1 question. It used to scroll down to a reply I'd just posted automatically, but now I have to thumb through all the way from the top again just to get back to where I was. Was this on purpose?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/01/13 2:57 pm

I have the same problem and the same question.

Rosebud Ohio
07/01/13 8:56 am

Oh nice... that was the only service that made it possible for a large segment of the work website I built to work properly. They suck.

07/01/13 12:58 pm

I get all my news from SOH...

heyyjude NC
07/01/13 9:10 am

Leave it to google to shut down one of my favorite services.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/01/13 5:04 pm

By the way, please note my new screen name. I used to be whoami18?

fmm Philadelphia suburb
07/01/13 12:04 pm

replaced Google Reader with Feedly - which I actually like more

twistedmermaid Seattle
07/01/13 9:23 am

Why would they shut it down? Guess I should Google it...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/01/13 3:47 pm

I know it's not much help, but my work-around is to mentally note the time of the comment I'm replying to, to give me an idea of where I left off. Stay patient if you can, nobody wants it perfect more than Tony.

stephie4 Shockadelica
07/01/13 10:18 am

I have an RSS app on my iPad that I use to see all the new movies available for streaming via Netflix.

07/01/13 7:24 pm

I use flipboard

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
07/01/13 6:24 pm

Come on, I'm a republican, right? I'm spoon fed from only FoxNews! J

picardy3rd St. Louis
07/01/13 11:30 am

That's cool! What's the app?

Rotavele Alabama
07/01/13 12:12 pm

I use republican social services to get my food stamps. Do that count?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/01/13 3:41 pm


Not digging that change. Scrolling through 800 comments is not fun if you have a multi-part reply.

broncomark often, not what I seem
07/04/13 7:07 am

Me, too. Customizable, can read some content offline.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/01/13 3:43 pm

I'll answer for Tony since he's busy squashing bugs. It's a bug that snuck in with 2.1, and wasn't on purpose, and it's on the list to get fixed. I don't know where it falls on the priority list, but it has annoyed Tony too - I'm sure he's on it.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
07/01/13 6:34 pm

My phone is jailbroken. I installed IntelliScreen X. It gives me one.

HalfDozenMama in my scrapbook room
07/01/13 8:26 am

Just switched to Feedly and it's awesome. I highly recommend it & it pulls over your google stuff flawlessly.

07/01/13 9:27 am

I was a heavy greader user. While I've replaced it with Feedly I still miss greader.

p3bowman Toledo
07/02/13 8:01 pm

What was the point in telling us about Google. Just ask the question.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/01/13 8:33 am

I use a couple of consolidator apps with a narrower focus than Google Reader (which I rarely used). NewsDesk, Zite, MacHash, Tech News, Politico Playbook. Since falling down the SOH rabbit hole, I don't get to them very often.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/01/13 5:03 pm

Thanks, Zod! I had pretty much assumed that, but it's nice to know for sure.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/02/13 12:31 am

I didn't know about this. Now I have to find another reader that will work it's my reader app!!!

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/01/13 2:19 pm

Is it information control? Did the NSA tell Google to shut it down? Or did Google do it to avoid problems for itself or its users? The work of rogue elements or offices? Tune in tomorrow, same Bat time, same Bat channel...

bl4kers Earth
07/01/13 7:46 am

I love Mashable! Check them out for tech and social media news.

dudley northern Virginia woods
07/01/13 7:50 am

Oh I check out mashable occasionally. So I guess. There must be some others I don't know about.

lizbeth fl
07/01/13 8:45 am

I'm on Feedly now, seamlessly pulled from Google.

07/01/13 8:16 am

I think I signed up for it but never got the hang of it so it went unused.
I do use the "reader" version of websites on my iPhone.