Items tagged with Google Reader

For users of the now defunct Google Reader service, Flipboard was supposed to serve as a saving grace of sorts by offering back in March to swoop in and automatically migrate their feeds. All a user had to do was create a Flipboard account and then sign into their Google Reader account via Flipboard prior to its closing. Follow those simple steps and you'd be golden, or so users were told. A bit of panic set in when Flipboard users began to complain that their Google feeds and folders weren't showing up as promised. "Ok @Flipboard, where are my Google Reader feeds? I am not happy," a user posted to Twitter. Similar complaints flowed through Twitter like a river after a rainfall, but no need to... Read more...
All good things eventually come to an end, and for the thousands of people who used Google Reader, the search giant's RSS reader was indeed a good thing. You'll notice we're referring to Google Reader in the past tense. We're jumping the gun by a few hours, but by the end of the day, Google will pull the plug on its RSS reader, rendering the service officially dead. Google warned of this day around three and a half months ago, giving Google Reader users plenty of time to find an alternative RSS service. Some users flocked to Feedly following Google's announcement, while over 150,000 online protesters signed a petition encouraging Google to reverse course and give its RSS reader a stay of execution.... Read more...
Google dropped a bombshell on Google Reader users last week by announcing plans to shutter the RSS service on July 1, 2013, giving them just over three months to find an alternative. Many have already flocked to Feedly -- half a million in just a few days, in fact -- and Digg will make a pitch for its own upcoming RSS reader, but what if Google Reader didn't have to shut down? It's a long shot, but a petition posted to Change.org to keep Google Reader afloat has garnered more than 127,000 virtual John Hancocks and counting (the tally currently sits at 127,067 at the time of this writing). Their collective plea isn't just that Google Reader has become an integral part of their online activities,... Read more...
'Tis the season to be upset - upset at Google over privacy, at least.  Actually, it's year-round, and here's yet another.On Dec. 14th, in Google Reader Help and on the Official Google Reader Blog, they posted about a new feature, which, as they put it:The short description of it is this: If any of your friends from Google Talk are using Reader and sharing items, you’ll see them listed in your sidebar under “Friends’ shared items.” Similarly, they’ll be able to see any items you’re sharing. You can hide items from any friend you don’t want to see, and you can also opt out of sharing by removing all your shared items.This is still a very experimental feature, so we’d love to hear what you... Read more...