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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Discovering RSS Readers

Google announced earlier this week that they would be discontinuing Google Reader. I'm not sure how long I've been using it to control the blogs I wanted to follow. One year? Two? Even longer? I'm not sure, but it has been part of my daily life. I read blogs, and do my commenting, on my desktop. I read them on my Kindle Fire too, through a web page. I didn't know what I was going to do.

I found several suggestions on the Web. I'm obviously not the only one looking. I decided on two possibilities: Netvibes and Feedly. Feedly is a much easier transition. I downloaded the app that belongs to Firefox and when I opened it, it went to Google and I got asked if I was willing for it to use my Google settings. I said yes, and all of my blogs and "folders" were there. I decided I liked what I saw. I also downloaded the app for the Fire. It will work independently from the Fire's browser. I did have to log in with my Google log in, but once again, there it was. And for the very first time I also could comment using the Fire. The green icon is the one for my Fire App.

Netvibes is somewhat different. Feedly has some push capability, but mostly it is pull. I have not tried to subscribe to a new blog using it yet, but I'll get to it. I didn't actually set Netvibes up, but I did attempt to look at Quilting as what they call a Dashboard. And I kind of liked what I saw there too. I might try that one out one new blog at a time. It might be time to reorganize blogs anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I've been dreading having to find a replacement for Google Reader. I just discovered it at the beginning of summer last year. I'll have to check out the two you've listed. It's always nice when someone does the leg work for you! :-)

    BTW how are you feeling? I hope better.