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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RE: publishers
by butters on Thu 14th Mar 2013 04:01 UTC in reply to "publishers"
butters
Member since:
2005-07-08

Yeah it's not working out economically for publishers, but also, Google's business is serving ads on web pages, and Google Reader subverts that business model. It's bad for the publishers and bad for the advertisers.

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RE[2]: publishers
by Beta on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:22 in reply to "RE: publishers"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

I visit more pages (and therefore more adverts) because I use a feed reader, otherwise i’d visit fewer sites, skim the article titles and jump over plenty of ‘maybe’ reads.
That’s the very reason I use greader, to better find material to read in full.

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