Since I hadn’t been on Google Reader for a little while, I was a little shocked when I signed in and a notification popped up and said that as of July 1st, 2013 Google Reader will no longer be available. I am bummed because I use Google Reader to keep up with sites not just on my laptop, but my mobile phone. I really like to use RSS to sign up to a sites feed before an email list, just to get the sites updates and less promos.
If you have Google Reader make sure to check out the alternatives that I have listed below so that you don’t loose your subscriptions to your favorite sites:
feedly – I have been using this one on my phone for the last few days. There are features that I like and don’t like. Guess I miss the old Google Reader already.
NewsBlur – Great layout you can use it on the web, iphone or android device. They offer a free and paid subscription. The free account only allows for 64 sites.
NetVibes – Not a basic reader by any means. This is more like a dashboard and you can stay up to date with you gmail, RSS subscriptions, and even Twitter. They offer some different packages for companies and both personal use, but even the personal account have free and paid services.
Pulse – This is a cool reader and it’s more like a magazine which makes reading your subscriptions just that more fun. You can even choose from different topics to keep up on along with your RSS subscriptions. I love the fact that you can import your Google Reader subscriptions directly to pulse.
Do you use Google Reader? If so, have you decided on which service you are going to use to replace it? Feel free to leave your responses in the comments below..
I have gathered a really awesome list of WordPress plugins for you to check out… I am always coming across WordPress plugins when looking for my clients. Here is a a list of 10 that can be quite helpful
Have you discovered any new plugins that you would like to share? Feel free to leave them in the comments below…
If your like me, than you have noticed quite a few changes with Social Media lately. I have been away for a little while. So I needed to get caught up on what’s been changing in the Social Media world. I decided to share some really great articles that shouldn’t be missed. Keep in mind some of these article are from January 2013 to the present time..
Twitter held a Mobile Focused Event on April 2, 2013 to Discuss “Exciting New Features” but Press was not Allowed..So stay tuned.
Embedded Tweets via Twitter Developers (With instructions on how to add an embedded tweet to your website
If I missed any, please feel free to leave it in the comments below..