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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. But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past?

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. Feedly. Digg 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+. Onward.

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. follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds.

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Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. have been using various RSS readers for nearly five years now - Ive tried them all. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. Some of these may work with RSS readers from Newsgator, Bloglines and others but they are written with Google in mind.). Blog RSS Feed. Comment Feed.

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.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. First, you’ll need a Google account. Enter iGoogle….

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Reader simply isn’t paying for itself. Here’s the jist of it: Reader’s closure is going to hit a lot of us very, very hard. Google are going a terrible job of it.

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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.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. First, you’ll need a Google account. Enter iGoogle….

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” How can you grow and maintain an active, relevant Twitter following? Twitter Tips and Guides.

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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.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

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Google. Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Feed Sifter is an almost painfully simple RSS filter that filters in by keyword. not via an RSS reader).

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Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool


As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap , I met Leo Widrich , one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I’m a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. This means that my tweet will come across someone’s feed after all of the automated Twitterfeeds that usually happen right at the top of the hour.

4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Phil on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 Posted to: RSS/Atom , Reader One comment, add yours! Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. In this article we will take a look at a few easy ways to subscribe to a new RSS feed. have an RSS feed!)

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. talked previously about Twitter increasingly becoming less and less open and more and more a walled garden.

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Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

Last year I shared how Twitter was moving more and more towards a closed, less-standards oriented model of sharing content as they upgraded their design to bring more people to the website. link]. (1) on the other hand was deliberate, in line with the "keep Twitter simple" principle which we used to approach the product as a whole. Hope that helps!" Hope that helps!"Unfortunately,

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10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with


Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Who Needs a Twitter CRM Tool. Do you want to get more out of Twitter? Why I Use

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks


The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. Report an Issue with Home Page or News Feed. How to Contact Twitter Support. In order to contact Twitter, you have to jump through some hoops (answer a bunch of questions) in order to reveal the right contact form for your needs.

5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader

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Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader. Written by: Abhijeet Mukherjee on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted to: Reader 6 comments, add yours! There are no doubts about the fact that Google Reader is the best browser based RSS reader available. It has some excellent features and helps you to easily deal with a large number of RSS feeds. Master the Google Reader Keyboard Shortcuts. Google Reader.

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof


When collecting tweets as testimonials, watch for tweets from readers, customers, well-known people in your industry, mentors, and role models. Curating your best mentions while viewing your Twitter mentions on a daily basis is easy. You can favorite a tweet in the mobile Twitter app. And, of course, you can favorite a tweet on Twitter itself. What You Are Looking For.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Earlier today I told everybody on Twitter and Facebook, that I’m leaving Twitter and Facebook. Twitter. Decide.

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.

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

consider my current @tamar network, though, either quite knowledgeable or clueless and inactive (as in the case of my family — I still love them but they’re not the target audience for my Twitter account , which is rather social-media focused). I’m not sure there’s much “in-between.&# I’m also something of a Twitter purist. On Twitter, not so much.

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. Featured People Social Media Workplace best practices facebook linkedin social media social networking tips Twitter YouTubePut the phone down and stop checking your social channels and email.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk A Look at Muck Rack’s Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later by Adam Sherk on October 20, 2009 I’m definitely a fan of Muck Rack – it offers an easy way to track major media journalists on Twitter and pick up on trending topics. So I’ve been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do.

The End Of Blogging?

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To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. It is because we are all content creators, publishers and skimmers of the feed. google.

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The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook by Adam Sherk on April 5, 2010 A new baseball season is underway and we are in that wonderfully brief period when fans all over the country still believe this could actually be the year for their team. Enjoy it while you can. Pretty embarrassing. know I do.

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Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you take a look at any one of their four accounts , you’ll notice one thing: they’re not using Twitter to converse but to broadcast. Apple’s approach toward using Twitter is likely motivated by a desire to connect with their customers. However, there are four steps to Twitter acceptance. And once you’ve sent the email off, that’s all.

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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! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. clicks, retweets and more. Go for it. Thanks Justin.

Five Benefits to Using Twitter Â? Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Internet , Marketing , Social Media > The Many Uses of Twitter The Many Uses of Twitter by Tamar Weinberg on June 15, 2007 Share As I promised in my earlier thread , besides answering the typical question, “What are you doing?&# , Twitter has many additional uses. Twitter as a tool to communicate during conferences. This was particularly prevalent during the South by Southwest conference several months ago, which helped fuel Twitter’s growth.

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

But the cool thing? I’ve created both Twitter and Google Reader lists that you can follow at once. Joey Strawn can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at Nancy Myrland can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  Myrland Marketing. Julio Varela can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at Just click on that and voila!

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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 introduction of social feeds by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks changed the way that people discovered content. We are consuming more and more content from our social feeds. Featured Social Media

How To Create Successful Chats on Twitter with Hashtags (video)


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip John Haydon @johnhaydon Social media strategist for non-profits How To Create Successful Chats on Twitter with Hashtags (video) 5 Communities do not just happen. But Twitter is a big mess isn’t it? Most people know that hashtags are ways to filter out the noise around specific discussions, like tuning into specific radio frequencies on Twitter. And they certainly don’t happen over night. What the hash?!

Intent Is Everything

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So, is being a better marketer about reading every single blog and trade publication, listening to every marketing podcast or following and engaging with every luminary on Facebook or Twitter ? 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. google plus. google reader. rss feed. twitter. The answer is no. content.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner


If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. Whether they’re following you on RSS feeds or via an email subscription, these are your most ardent fans. Well, unfortunately, from Google’s perspective, it seems not that much. FeedBurner Signs Off Twitter. Now What?

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes


You will then have the option to earn entries by signing up to receive updates from Kikolani via email, become a fan of my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, tweet about the contest, and refer this contest to friends. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Are you in the market for new WordPress themes ? What is Included? How to Enter. Blogging

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. If you have your brand name as your Twitter handle and a portrait photo of you on your profile, you are getting it all wrong. You may want to create a custom Twitter background, custom Facebook fan page landing tab (with FBML) and custom YouTube channel backgrounds. Can you please share your Twitter feeds on LinkedIn? You will need an audit.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)


Feedly also offers social engagement scoring on blog posts, but it is no where near as comprehensive as PostRank. Feedly only measures shares through their reader, Facebook, and Google +1′s. 2. Google Reader. Google Reader only has a few more days before it is retired. Google Reader Alternatives. PostRank. Formulist.