Today is a sad day for millions of blog subscribers around the world. July 1, 2013 marks the passing of Google Reader, a beloved RSS reader that, while was not exquisitely designed, offered a consistently solid experience. Back in March, Google announced it would be shutting the service down over what it claimed to be declining usage.
This upset a lot of users, including yours truly, but all great things must come to an end. While many saw the shut down of Reader as a bad thing, it’s actually been one of the greatest things to happen to RSS readers since the invention of RSS itself. This has led the way to people discovering Google Reader alternatives, many of which are even better!
Here are six services to help with the transition, and get your reading back to normal… [Read more…]