Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, March 15, 2013 7:24 am

Short and sweet. I mean sucky.


Google is killing Google Reader, its RSS blog aggregator upon which I have relied for years. I am revising my Google stock-price projections for class accordingly. In the meantime, here’s the inevitable Hitler clip; as always, subtitles are NSFW.

7 Comments »

  1. I felt the same way when I first read the news. After all these years of relying on Google Reader for all my news (I refuse to watch teevee news), I had Reader adjusted just the way I wanted it and I felt betrayed and bereaved.;( However, after exporting my subscriptions to Feedly and using it for a couple of days, I have to say, at least on my iPad mini (which I read on the bus to and from work), it is pretty terrific. I haven’t spent as much time with the desktop interface, but since I do most of my reading during my commute, I think I will get along fine without Reader, although I will be sad to see it go.

    Comment by Gary Williams — Friday, March 15, 2013 1:13 pm @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  2. The Old Reader is sweet as far as the desktop world is concerned, but then it mimics Google Reader’s old UI. It, however, lacks the PDA offerings Feedly has. Each was able to grab my library of subscriptions with ease.

    I have also been tinkering with a reader that is a plugin for wordpress, AWE. It is a little crude, but I like that the reader is all mine.

    Comment by polifrog — Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:46 am @ 9:46 am | Reply

  3. I’m experimenting with Feedly, NetBlur and one or two others, including WordPress’s native reader. Or I will be when I have a moment; spring break is over and I’ve got real work to do once again. I’m looking for something that works well on desktop/laptop, tablet (Android) and phone (ditto), and I would prefer cloud-based to not, just because I don’t like installing any program I don’t absolutely have to. But that’s not a deal-killer if everything syncs.

    I’ll post here on what I learn, and I’d welcome any additional feedback y’all have on what works, what doesn’t and what your favorite features and most irritating experiences are. Thank you both for the suggestions.

    Comment by Lex — Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:17 am @ 10:17 am | Reply

  4. It took a while for The Feed Reader to import my subscriptions (days) as they were hammered by GR’s step back. Now that all my subscriptions are in I have found that The Old Reader is slow to catch new posts, often hours late. Furthermore, they are not listed entirely in order of how recent the post might be.

    I am leaning toward Feedly for the moment.

    I have also built this personal feed reader that follows some local stuff.

    Comment by polifrog — Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:13 pm @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  5. Link fixed

    Comment by polifrog — Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:15 pm @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  6. I’ve still got 13,000-odd people ahead of me in the cue at The Old Reader (did my import Saturday, and haven’t had a chance to do much reading this week anyway). That’s down from 64,000+ when I did my import.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:23 pm @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  7. That cue is crazy. I started out at 1500 and watched it slowly decrease to around 1300 over around 12 hours. Next thing I knew I was up around 15,000, then a day or so later all my subscriptions showed up.

    Never saw 64k.

    I am hoping the refresh times will increase after the cues get under control.

    Comment by polifrog — Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:43 pm @ 10:43 pm | Reply


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