Google Reader is soon to be no more. Google recently announced that it will retire its RSS reader beginning on July 1. RSS readers take feeds from other sites and put them all in one easy-to-browse place. For example, you could take the RSS feed from ShellyPalmer.com and add it to your Google Reader page. This way, you’d have one place to go to keep up to date on the digital world and keep up with feeds from just about any other site, like sports scores from ESPN.com or recipes from Food Network. Google said interest and usage declined in recent years, but that doesn’t mean much to loyal Google Reader users. Where do Reader fans go from here? With just about every tech site mourning Reader’s impending doom, it’s clear there’s still a demand for a good RSS reader. Feedly? NewsBlur? It’s your time to step up as the next few months should be filled with tons of RSS sites angling to be the best and vying for our attention.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 19, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).