Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:27 UTC
Google "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months." This makes me very, very sad. Any good alternatives - alternatives with Windows Phone and Metro applications, that is?
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At a Loss
by LeeZH on Thu 14th Mar 2013 00:32 UTC
LeeZH
Member since:
2010-10-21

The biggest limitation in the RSS format is that it is limited to a certain number of back-posts.

The thing that sets Google Reader apart from other RSS aggregators was how it would fetch posts from their servers when I was off-line. So, when I go camping or visit parents working in China, Google would build up a reading list for me when I get back. That way I wouldn't miss any important news.

Short of subscribing via email which can get cluttered quickly, I don't really see any other viable alternatives.

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RE: At a Loss
by OSbunny on Thu 14th Mar 2013 02:27 in reply to "At a Loss"
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

All you need to do is buy some web hosting and install a self-hosted RSS aggregator on it. There are a bunch of them available for free:

https://www.google.com/search?q=open+source+rss+aggregator&ie=utf-8&...

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RE[2]: At a Loss
by Fergy on Thu 14th Mar 2013 08:40 in reply to "RE: At a Loss"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

All you need to do is buy some web hosting and install a self-hosted RSS aggregator on it. There are a bunch of them available for free:

https://www.google.com/search?q=open+source+rss+aggregator&ie=ut...

I don't wanna. Just offer the same Google Reader had and let me pay for it.

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