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News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader

News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader | Content Curation World |
So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.
Robin Goods insight:

Phil Bradley, a long-time curator of some of the best information and resources for digital librarians, has just published a helpful guide to the available alternatives to soon-to-be-defunct Google Reader.

While many of the tools and apps mentioned, do not really have the same functionality and features that Google Reader offers, they are nonetheless interesting alternative options.

Among the ones listed by Phil, my vote of preference goes to Feedly and The Feed, two excellent tools to manage all of your RSS-based feeds.

But, there's also a new breed of RSS readers under disguise and these are the new curation and social publishing tools such as those from to Rebelmouse and, which not only allow you to do most everything you did in Google Reader but with the valuable addition of more visually interesting displays.

One notable absent from the alternatives mentioned is Bottlenose, a fantastic tool to find, monitor and discover relevant news online.

Very useful. Resourceful. 8/10

Full article:

P.S.: Check Phil's original article and find in the comments two more tools I suggested.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:29 PM

Anyone still using Google Reader? I'm going to move over to Feedly but may look at what Google + offers to take Reader's place as well. 

Jen Fuhrman-Kestler's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Will  be interesting to see how brands use the new version of Flipboard

Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:24 PM

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News Discovery: The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur

News Discovery: The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Created by Samuel Clay as an open-source app, NewsBlur is a fully working web-based Google Reader alternative that allows you to subscribe, aggregate and read to up to 64 RSS feeds for free.

NewsBlur provides for each feed an "original", a "feed" and a "story" view allowing you to see the content both as it appeared on the original site as well as stripped out of its web design template.

Newsblur is free for up to 64 feeds. If you want more, pay 12/24/36$ (you choose) for one year and get "unlimited everything while supporting an independent developer.

Recommended. 9/10

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