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« on: June 06, 2013, 07:35:35 PM »

As some of you might know, as of July 1st google reader will no longer exist...so in last few weeks if not months I was looking for a replacement.  There are quite few options from which I chose www.theoldreader.com
I like using RSS for some website because it saves me time.  At first "theoldreader" seemed simple, too simple...I had trouble adding folders and such...However, I was able to transfer the database from google reader to theoldreader in matter of minutes.

ps. I am not working for them or anything, but figured some of you might find it useful. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 08:22:57 PM »

Can you give a good pitch for RSS? I quit messing with it a long time ago. Maybe I am missing out on something.

And really Google Reader's fate is a great reason among many to start getting away from Google's poducts.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 08:28:43 PM »

well i never used it personally. i hope google books is around for a long while.

good quote here:

"I don't want to read what Google thinks I want to read. I want to read what I want to read. I used Google Reader as a way to check on all the sites I read without having to bookmark and visit every single one. I kept up with webcomics. And it did all that by me just clicking a button and subscribing, not by having to "teach" it and wading through recommendations I wasn't really interested in."

Why Google Reader Really Got the Axe
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/06/why-google-reader-got-the-ax/
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 08:56:28 PM »

Can you give a good pitch for RSS? I quit messing with it a long time ago. Maybe I am missing out on something.

And really Google Reader's fate is a great reason among many to start getting away from Google's poducts.



It helps me with being informed and not having to remember and type every single website.  It saves me time. I can quickly glance over the titles and mark them all as read, and read in more detail the ones that interest me.  It all depends on your personal agenda: what do you want to get out of web surfing and how much time you have. I still have not found at a way to email a text from "theoldreader" as I was able to do so with google.
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