Showing posts with label Taptu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taptu. Show all posts

March 14, 2013

Say Goodbye to Google Reader

Say Goodbye to Google Reader
How do you read your favourite genealogy blogs? Via an RSS reader? By visiting each blog in turn? I use Pulse for most of my news and blog reads, and thank goodness I do, because the very popular Google Reader is being shut down. 

The shutoff date is July 2013. 

According to CNET there are five good alternative readers and if you have your genealogy blog feeds on Google Reader it's time to start switching. Here's CNET's list of five (and happy to see my favourite, Pulse, is on there)

1. Feedly
2. Taptu
3. Pulse
4. Flipboard
5. Google Currents

As for me, I'm going to have to transition the 316 blogs I now follow via Google Reader. I'm not having much luck getting Feedly to work on my laptop and don't want to bring them into Pulse so am not sure at this point what method I'm going to use.  I wanted to use Feedly for my blog news as it has an automatic transfer function from Google Reader. But so far it will not connect for me on my Firefox browser and I really dislike Safari and Chrome. Decisions, decisions...!

See Google Reader is dying, but we have five worthy alternatives for a detailed comparison of these five alternate readers.