Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Google Reader shuttered after eight years, migration options given

Google Reader shuttered after eight years, migration options given
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 2, 2013, 07:30 AM
 
Google has closed its RSS reading service, Google Reader, after eight years of operation. The shutdown, announced four months ago as part of a wider "spring cleaning effort," now forces users of the web app to sign up with another service, with some alternative RSS collection sites reporting large changes in traffic.

Existing users of Google Reader will be greeted by a static page with a note from the development team. Users will be able to download Google Reader subscription data via Google Takeout until 12PM PST on July 15th this year, with all remaining data deleted shortly afterward. The Reader team also offers a link to a list of other RSS reader options.

In terms of alternative services, both Feedly and Digg stated their intention to implement their own replacements of the Google Reader API, one that many RSS apps synchronized with. Feedly, with an operational API that is used by a number of other apps, had a sudden influx of 500,000 users within 48 hours of the original Google Reader shutdown news, with that number still continuing to increase. Digg is still working on its own reader post-launch, and though its API is currently non-existent, it is still proving popular, and announced that it is crawling 7.7 million feeds just five days after launch.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2