Life after Google reader
So it’s finally going, should have left it when they swapped RSS pubication for Google Plus only.
Where to go?
Here’s the Google Blog, here’s the Google Reader Blog and here’s Life Hacker. Dave Winer says Good Riddance, and suggests you build your own river by checking his out.
Here’s Melange on how to get the OPML file.
Here’s the Productivityist on his view on how to get off it as a Mac User, it’s part of a series and he decided that Google Reader was a step too far, although he talks about the obvious alternatives.
The one’s I have found by harvesting advice is below.
Not sure about Bloglines, it’s where I came from, but no-one is suggesting that one should go back!
So giving this a try, exported the OPML nad uploaded, that was easy. It has a widget and reader view. Need to get to grips with UI. Seems to be more difficult to dismiss the boring bits.
It has multiple widgets that give you massive choice of how each news feed looks and feels. The tags/folders correspond to pages.
It’s mobile/small scree interface is poor.
Can’t see how to make a forwarding feed.
Getting in is easy; it has an Android version.
The blog has an, as yet unread, article on getting started for google reader exiles.
Both the screen and phone version will require a reorganisation of the hierarchy.
This is rather awesome, it has a share with delicious feature, a blog; it requires the installation of an addin/plugin, which I have done on my works laptop, using chrome, and home desktop using firefox. I ma not yet happy with the hierarchy, but I am sure I will.
The share with features are a good first step to recreating a news feed, but at the moment you have to use my Delicious or mingle.