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.