Google Reader to be Discontinued

 

 

 

Google announced this week that it will no longer support the popular news aggregator Google Reader. Here is the explanation:

“We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.”

If you have used Google Reader to monitor your news feed, the good news is that iLibrarian Elyssa  Kroski  offers three great alternatives to Google Reader and tips on tranfering your news feed.

About Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis is Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing and Metadata Services Librarian at the Alma Jordan Library at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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