March 23, 2013

Google Reader

At my desk just home from work.

The Captain turned me on to Google Reader.  It’s an RSS service, like your blog roll or favorites, or bookmark lists, where you can go to read all your favorites at once.  It’s a news service where all the news junkies of the world can get updated all at once.  I use it to read my blogging friends out here in the big wide web world.  The Reader also lists all the unread entries for a blog or which blogs have no entries.  It is a very useful tool.

As of July 1, Google Reader is dead.

Hitting myself about the head and shoulders, beating my brow, I set out to discover if there was a substitute.  C/NET offers an article titled, “Google Reader is dying but we have five worthy alternatives.”  Nice article.  That first service seemed just what I needed, so I downloaded the app.  Me and an app.

As far as I can see, there’s my Google Reader list complete.  I haven’t figured out how to see it all at once yet.  What if I’d much rather read Maritime Matters first instead of Joan’s Dog Blog?  I’ll spend some time playing with it tomorrow. 

Today I’ll dust.  There are priorities.

  • Keeping those on the east coast in my thoughts.
  • Himself:  Wrapping presents.  It’s Zoe’s Birthday today.
  • Herself:  Trying to get G started sooner rather than later.
  • Reading:  I confess, there’s been little time to read.
  • Balance:  Soft chicken taco and beans.  LOL


    1. Some interesting choices there. Pardon me if I choose not to look for a Google alternative. Google has done a lot in the past year or two to diminish my trust.

    2. So many people are in your position. I've never used it but like the commentor above, I no longer trust Google.

    3. I'm glad I didn't get too used to the google reader since I was destined to lose it anyhow. Instead, I've switched my favs onto my toolbar. I don't know why it's so much easier to read them daily that way, as opposed to a reader service. I think I qualify as very lazy when I'm online. Is there an app for that?

    4. I never got into the Google reader...always messed it up...I have a "favorites" list which I check every day or well for me.,

    5. I use a favorites list on a daily basis and keep adding to it and deleting also.

    6. I love love that photo.

      I realize the depth of my technological ineptitude when something like Google Reader disappears before I even try it!

    7. I have a Google account I never use. Frankly, I am confused with the software I do use.

      Thanks for the book tip, I will check it out. I read part of John Adams, but have not really read much McCullough. Your enthusiasm is inspirational. I am on a crash "read about the presidents" self-taught course, so I just might check out this book on the Panama Canal.

      Nash did my hair, so its more Lebanese than Argentinian. Vivianne does my hair when Nash is away for 3 weeks in Lebanon each year. I also know her because my daughter taught her kids.


    8. I just read your post on Feedly. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I can't seem to make the blog names... with posts I've read.. disappear.

      It behaves rather differently. I'm not so sure it's for me.

      Here's the other thing.. it's powered by Google Reader. I don't know if it will disappear at the same time GR does.

    9. I just can't add another thing to my life. I can't seem to finish the books I've borrowed from the library on my Kindle, do my blog, and do everything else in my life. Yikes!

    10. I really like your hair short!


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