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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. This time though, Google  cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” ” Google Reader is the bedrock for how many people collect information on the Internet. On The Death Of Google Reader is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider


July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. If you’re not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that’s OK. Digg Reader. AOL Reader.

Google Reader Causes Pivot (and Purge)

Geoff Livingston

Well, the RSS apocolypse is upon us thanks to Google’s planned sunsetting of Reader. Now that my Reader has been scheduled for termination , expect a pivot. Of course the sunsetting of Reader disrupts my and many other bloggers’ daily link sharing on Twitter and Google Plus, which causes change. Geoff Livingston on Google+. Where am I going?

The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). At the same time we see other "social networks" of Google's (Youtube) hitting over a billion active users. Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Like, a lot.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions


If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. My Favorite Google Reader Alternatives.

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Google Reader’s Demise is Irrelevant for Blogs

Convince & Convert

In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the demise of Google Reader and how it’s overblown. Google Reader is Dead and I Shrug My Shoulders. came back from Down Under to discover that Google Reader is being discontinued by Google. If you love content, you’ll subscribe to content.

What’s Your Reaction to the Retirement of Google Reader?


Yesterday Google announced the retirement of their Google Reader RSS reader product. I’ve tweeted a little about it but thought it might be interesting to see the response of readers to this news. Last time I surveyed ProBlogger and dPS reader Google Reader was the #1 reader for subscribing RSS feeds among our readers.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also have the Google Calendar gadget on my Gmail sidebar, so I have an easy way to access my upcoming meetings, appointments, and phone calls. Get notifications via Gmail Notifier : Google Notifier is a small app that tells me about new incoming email, much like Outlook does with its native app. Google Docs. I don’t live in Google Docs. Gmail. Filter! Rapportive.

Three Ways to Create Content through Stories

Spin Sucks

Which blogs and media are in your Google Reader?” Three Ways to Create Content through Stories originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 19, 2011. Communication Content content martin waxman PRSA soledad o'brien storytelling the mothOnce upon a time, storytelling was the way we passed information from generation to generation. Storytelling for Business.

Five models of content curation


I’d love you to tak a look at this post by Rohit Bhargava:   Five Models of Content Curation. This is a pretty good deconstruction of how we actively curate content for you here on SocialFishing, and it’s a useful way to think about particular kinds of posts you could be posting on your association or nonprofit blog relative to your industry topics. We like them a lot.

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

If you’re looking for a competitive edge, a way to establish your authority, a way to get more followers, one of the best, proven paths to online success is content curation. It’s both as simple and as difficult as finding great content and sharing it with your audience. The difficult part is that there is a lot that goes into a world class content curation strategy.

How to Design Your Content Strategy


Here’s our follow-up post from Bob Le Drew, responding to questions that arose during his Think Tank Webinar on content strategy. Your New Content Strategy from Bob LeDrew – Translucid Communications. Content strategy is something that isn’t revolutionary – it’s not rocket science. Build a spreadsheet of the content you have to share online. Heatmaps.

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content


Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. Here are 10 basic steps that will lead any blogger down the desired path to creating compelling content. 1) Know Your Reader. Instead of interrogating the reader, ask for their opinion. Be creative.

How to Get More Content for Your Blog


One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Creating quality content takes a major investment of time and resources. If you’re struggling to create enough content, then here are some great ways to get additional content for your blog. Supplement with Content Curation.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it. I did, at one time, make use of an RSS reader called BlogBridge.  I liked that it had the ability  to search through feeds to find specific content.  But little by little Twitter and Facebook have taken over the reader duties for me.  I like that my online communities help surface the content that is most relevant to me and it seems to keep me up to date with news and events.

With the New Design, Twitter Kills RSS, Literally

Stay N' Alive

The debate lies with the fact that more and more people are starting to use Twitter, Twitter lists, Facebook, and other social means to just get the news from the streams they follow on these sites rather than typical RSS Readers like Google Reader. This might also be why Google Reader still recognizes feeds when you enter user profile URLs in the “Add Subscription&# box.

Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ"

Content Curator is a DJ. On Twitter, you are mixing content, content that the audience you hope to engage will find--not only interesting--but, irresistible, irresistible enough to comment on, @reply, retweet, share, like, etc. Ultimately, you hope your followers will enlist their followers to follow you because of your great content. Whom do you know? Think 70-20-10.

How to Guarantee Your Editorial Calendar Works

Convince & Convert

Last fall I wrote a review on InboundWriter ; a web-based application (and sponsor of the Content Pros podcast) that forecasts how content will perform before it’s written. The truth is that most blog posts – and most content of any type, really – fails. Content Marketers continue to struggle with production and execution of high quality content.

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Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value

When I first wrote about this , six years ago, I called this type of work newsmastering and newsradars , but now that the real-time element has come into play, as much as social media, video, Twitter and other new content sources, the original idea of what a newsmaster / content curator is and what tools and features are really needed has certainly started to change. But not only.

My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs

Convince & Convert

used Google Reader for quite a while, but after it met its demise I retreated to a familiar and comfortable (for me) method of keeping up on what’s going on in the industry… email. Read the whole entry. » Digital Marketing blogs content marketing blogs digital marketing digital marketing blog email marketing blogs online marketing blogs social media blogs

How publishers curate the world of content

eMedia Vitals Vital Answers eMedia Jobs Blog How GEO scales international content to local markets Blog NewsTilt lesson: Know thy audience Blog A ‘niche within a niche’: Behavioral targeting. Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors and technology to push outside content to readers, whether through aggregation or curation (for a lengthy discussion about the difference, check out the Nieman Journalism Lab ). Unlike some other platforms, Evri is a consumer-focused site that would compete with a Digg or Google News. Copy Foursquare.

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End Of Blogs

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love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It was a punch in the gut yesterday to read this tweet from Gina Trapani : "Wow, Google Reader shutting down. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'" " So, am I supposed to forget about this blog and just post what I'm thinking about on Google+ or Facebook or tumblr or whatever? Confession time. I was a die-hard user and evangelist for Google Reader. haven't looked at Google Reader in months. content.

2897 Words on How to Create Viral Content (The Key Element Behind.

Viper Chill

As the final paragraph is the least important, their editing does not affect the article too much. I’ve already shared how I personally became a much better writer (though I don’t rate myself that highly) and now I want to get into the specifics of how to create compelling content. think headline and content plays a major role. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

Go to Home Page: Access Key 1 Skip to Main Menu: Access Key 2 Skip to Section Menu: Access Key 3 Skip to Main Content: Access Key S Skip to Search: Access Key 4 Skip to Footer: Access Key 5 Cool Its not just an attitude , its my name. Some of you have actually been curating content for years, others are just hearing about it, so it seems a good topic for discussion. Thanks again!

Sharing Content in Another Stream

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Sharing Content in Another Stream Written on January 21, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , social media , twitter 21 Comments - Leave a comment! Sure, I push my Google Reader shared items through FriendFeed and I share a handful of posts daily through my Twitter account. 

3 New Tools That Can Help You Create Better Content, Convert More Readers and Conquer Higher Search Rankings


Anybody can be a content marketer … but not everyone can be a good or even great content marketer who creates articles that convert and rank high in the search engines on a consistent basis. Eric showed us one of them— the Content Strategy Generator Tool —earlier today, but I wanted to show you three others that are definitely worth experimenting with. The Web Search filter.

The End Of Blogging?

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lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. Content is everywhere. . the longer pieces of content. Suddenly, blog-like content is finding a serious home in places like LinkedIn , Medium and now, Facebook's Notes. It is because we are all content creators, publishers and skimmers of the feed. Many writers are putting more effort into those headlines, than the actual value of the content. Personally, I am curious to see what might happen, if content like this first appears on Facebook's Notes.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. And, as a matter of fact, Krishna De asked me just that not so long ago: Here is what makes Buffer critical for me: it integrates with Google Reader. What to do?

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of


This was sparked by the death of Google Reader, which depressed me so much that I stopped reading blogs altogether for a while.  (By the way – I am currently using Feedly, but only reluctantly, and I’ve discovered I was tired of reading what I was reading, so culled it down to around 30 blogs. Content Strategy Featured Social Learning Social, In Theory Anyway.

Why Readers Are More Important Than Google

Small Business Mavericks

Everyone wants to impress Google. But will Google pay your bills? Unless you have a Made For AdSense website, and even then it’s a crapshoot, Google is not going to send you a check at the end of the month to say “thank you” for posting your content. If you write great content that is helpful to your readers, then there’s more than a reasonable chance that some of them will become paying customers. That’s why they’re more important than Google. ” True. No new visitors and certainly no new customers.

The New Dilemma: Social Media Exposes Us to Too Much, Too Often

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way that we explore and discover content on the Internet has drastically changed in the last decade. The first major step forward was with Google which organized the Internet so that anyone could run accurate searches on specific topics they found interesting. The next evolution in content discovery came with the social revolution. This is a guest post by Jason Butlion.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Worker Smarter - Rather than spending your time surfing sites or reading tweets, have the content your really care about delivered to you using RSS feeds or through targeted Twitter lists. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. At the extreme, it might even end up in a lost job or a failed relationship. Cheers! –Sean.

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This Week in Social Media – 6/26/13

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter for our team that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. Facebook is working on a news reader. Content Stuck for what to post?

Intent Is Everything

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If parents are thinking about the content that they need to consume to become better parents, then they have the intent and self-awareness to be a better parent. have not looked at my Google Reader RSS feeds in a very, very long time. tend to get the information I need from e-newsletters (I know, this is very old school of me) or people I respect and follow in places like Facebook, Google Plus , Twitter and beyond. have every intention of following, reading and then even creating content based of these interactions, but I don't. content. google plus.

Social Media Marketing for Business: Presentation « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Social Media Marketing for Business: Presentation 20/08/2010 tags: Jeff Bullas , social media marketing by Gemma Went I found this great overview of the benefits of using social media marketing for business in my daily trawl of Google Reader. Did you enjoy this post? Well were nice like that.If

Search and Social Weekly (1.10)

Josh S Peters

Last week we saw some great announcements from Pinterest (of which I’ve already taken advantage ) as well as some great new things from Google+ and some great content marketing resources. 1. Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions  via Kikolani. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. That’s right.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. In addition producing quality content on a daily basis creates a steady stream of new opportunities. Recommended Tactics. 1. Link reclamation. mail newsletters and RSS feeds. Partner links.

20 Rocking Tools for Successful Blogging

Writtent Blog

Who likes to be distracted while working on their next best piece of content? After Google Reader ceased to exist, this news aggregator quickly became its suitable replacement. Adding new sources and discovering new content has never been easier thanks to the minimalistic interface, which you can alter by playing around with the layout and categorization. WordPress.

5 Sure Fire Social Media Tactics To Jump Start Your Job Search

Jason Yormark

Take the time to brand yourself appropriately, and get into a rhythm of using Twitter to share relevant content, engage with like minded users, and network for opportunities. Take the time to contribute to these conversations, share your content, and establish yourself. Instead, use a tool like Google Reader and subscribe to job listings where applicable. Create a job folder in your Google Reader, and add RSS subscriptions from Craigslist on searches relative to your job hunt. Good luck! Social Media Friendly Blogging. Social Media