Google The Terrible

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A few days ago, Google announced that they were Powering Down Google Reader. Ironically, I learned this by using Google Reader where I follow Daring Fireball (John Gruber) and Marco.org (Marco Arment) and others. Google Reader powers my favorite RSS Client, Reeder. This is how I choose to stay informed on these issues.

For those who don’t know, with an RSS feed reader, you can subscribe to a blog (or other feed) from an RSS Client. Every time a new post is added, your reader is updated. It is a great way to subscribe to a lot of content and have it all reside in one place (instead of having a few favorite websites that you visit individually).

In my RSS reader I have folders for all of the blogs I follow categorized as:

  • Devotionals
  • GTD
  • Just For Fun
  • Apple
  • Management
  • Technical Arts
  • Writing

In each of these folders are 6-12 feeds from various blogs. They are all powered by Google Reader.

Which is about to end.

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