View Full Version : Google Reader is shutting down July 1st!
03-14-2013, 01:06 PM
03-14-2013, 01:24 PM
What is it ,Caryl ???
03-14-2013, 01:33 PM
A disaster for me, I use Google Reader to monitor all new threads on wetcanvas. New Posts just doesn't do that.
I have installed Feedly but it isn't a patch on Reader. I hope Google change their mind :crossfingers:
03-14-2013, 02:29 PM
I just signed the petition "Google: Please Don't Kill Google Reader!" on Change.org.
It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:
People are hopping mad at the news. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A25VgNZDQ08)
03-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Doug, I don't use Reader so it's not a big deal for me. But I signed the petition because you asked... :)
03-14-2013, 04:02 PM
How do you think I keep tabs on the dozens of forums on wetcanvas throughout the day? I am subscribed to the wetcanvas RSS feed in Google Reader.
This lets me see the title, poster and a few lines of every new thread on wetcanvas. I can see at a glance if a spam bot is at work posting several threads in multiple forums and take immediate action. I can also see if anyone posts requiring help in any of the forums I don't usually frequent. I can also spot new threads in other forums which might be of interest.
I don't see how I can operate efficiently without a replacement.
03-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Done .. Doug!
03-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Because of asked, Doug, because it is vital to WetCanvas!
03-14-2013, 09:00 PM
I do use Google reader, I love it. It lets me see updates of any blog/website I am following at a glance. Saves a heck of a lot of time, and I don't miss anything.. :)
IF, they do shut it down, there are alternatives, albeit not so good Look HERE. (http://email.about.com/od/rssreaderswin/tp/top_rss_windows.htm). and HERE (http://www.feedreader.com/)
03-15-2013, 02:18 AM
Thanks JJ I have subscribed to Feedly but I don't like the layout.
03-15-2013, 04:57 AM
didnt even know it existed and dont need it but have gone on and signed the petition.
have provided a link to this thread (the one with 2,000 views)
03-15-2013, 05:11 AM
Thanks folks, don't know whether the petition will work but it's worth a try. This is how I monitor wetcanvas forums. The bottom subscription shows all new posts on the whole forum.
03-15-2013, 08:21 AM
Hi Doug and all of you who use Google Reader
I have never used it , to my knowledge, but signed it anyways because it appears to be important to you.
03-15-2013, 08:23 AM
Thanks Gail. I think I may have found a replacement - newsblur.com
03-16-2013, 05:11 AM
I signed it for you, Doug. Did not know aboout it, but I can certainly use it and I now have every intention of finding a replacement.
03-16-2013, 05:50 AM
Have never used it either, but have signed it.
03-16-2013, 02:01 PM
Too bad. I only started using Google Reader a couple of weeks ago. I already switched over to Feedly. I don't like the layout as much as Google Reader, but I figure I'll be used to it by July.
Edit - I signed the petition, too.
03-16-2013, 02:58 PM
I swapped Feedly for newsblur, the layout in newsblur is similar to Reader, a list of your subscriptions on the left and options for how to diplay the feed on the right. I liked it so much I subscribed.
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