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Are You Switching To Feedly After Google Reader Ends?

Submitted by on June 20, 2013 – 9:14 amNo Comment

On July 1, Google will cease its RSS streaming service Reader, and users will have to find another way to bring together all of the sites and blogs they regularly check. Though this news has been known for months, this week, the site Feedly took the lead as the most likely successor to the popular Google app.

Feedly had already been providing Reader-like services to millions of users, but it relied on cumbersome browser add-ons, Google’s own back-end technology, and it wasn’t compatible with all browsers. But on Wednesday, Feedly debuted a new standalone site, independent infrastructure, and compatibility with all major browsers. The company also announced available apps for Android, Windows 8, iOS, and Blackberry.

The site also makes it easy to transfer your Google reader account: according to the AP, users can import their info directly without going through a difficult copying and transfer process.

The anonymous AP reviewer said Feedly “exceeds what Reader offers in many ways.”

Maybe the question now is, will Feedly succeed where Google Reader went under? With the rising popularity of sites like Twitter, which essentially curates the many popular streams a user reads, RSS streams became increasingly less convenient.

What do you think? Which service will you use when Reader is gone?

[via CNET]

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