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.
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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.
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 Scoop.it to Rebelmouse and Paper.li, 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
P.S.: Check Phil's original article and find in the comments two more tools I suggested.