Guest Post by 3L Public Interest Coordinator Robert Alexander.
With the impending end of our beloved RSS aggregator, Google Reader, the time has come to investigate alternatives. All of the following are web-based applications, and most will import your existing Google Reader information. Some suggested alternatives include The Old Reader, Netvibes, Newsblur, and Feedly -- more information on each below.
- The Old Reader appears to be the closest to Google Reader, only simpler to use. With The Old Reader, it’s very simple to subscribe to feeds: just enter the url of the website, and the reader will find the RSS feed and subscribe for you. When you migrate from any other RSS feed reader, The Old Reader will keep your folders and setting in tact. There is no mobile app at this time, but they are in process of creating one. Currently, they full, web-based version works well across mobile operating systems. This feed-reader makes it easy to connect with your friends and colleagues, sharing and commenting on items is fast and simple.
- Netvibes is a web-based dashboard and RSS reader all wrapped up into one. It allows you to set-up dashboard lists that are similar to Google alerts.