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

Stay N' Alive

I 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. Many are even screaming that the death of Google Reader is the death of RSS and the beginning (or end?)

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

Kikolani

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. A Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. I also use(d) the search in Google Reader for curating content. How to Export Your Google Reader RSS Feeds & Subscriptions.

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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. I 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.). The Core Philosophy: Google Reader is a database and a feed reader. Steve.can we use Google Gears with Google Reader?

5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. 5 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. Master the Google Reader Keyboard Shortcuts. Google Reader.

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. 4 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. Google Reader.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I 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. RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more. RTM is free, but extra functionality such as mobile access costs $25/year.).

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

Kikolani

You can also follow these directions for adding Buffer to your Google Reader. Then you can share posts you are reading in Google Reader to your Buffer. Considering the way I use Google Reader , this is a definite plus. For mobile users, there is a Buffer Android app and a way to email to your Buffer using a customized email address from mobile apps on tablets and other smartphones.

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Social Media Tools, Apps, Resources and Plugins

Harp Interactive

OpenBeak is mobile client for posting updates to Twitter. Google Buzz. Fresh on the scene…Google Buzz is a stream reading and writing service. Google Alerts: Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) Google Reader. Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Google Blog Search. Tools for an Engaged Social Presence.

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

Kikolani

The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. Mobile. Report an Issue with Facebook Mobile Texts. Mobile Photos Upload Issues. Posts from Mobile Aren’t Appearing on Timeline. Mobile App-Install Ads Beta. Report an Issue with Facebook on Mobile. Problems Using Mobile. Your Mobile Feedback. API, Apps and mobile.

How to Create Your Own Industry Recap, Resources, & Mashups

Kikolani

Google Reader – I have tons of subscriptions organized by the topics in my Fetching Friday (blogging, business, freelance, personal development, SEO, and social media). I especially like Google Reader because you can use the app on your mobile and star items while on the go to (assuming you have 3G/4G access). Alltop – If you don’t have enough subscriptions in your RSS reader, you can always check out the top blogs on specific topics on Alltop.

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Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

I’ve grown to love using the Mac platform for my computing, entertainment and mobile needs. I truly believe that the reason why Microsoft is losing battles against the Googles and Apples of the world is because they get in their own way. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Tweet A little over 5 years ago I packed up the family and we trekked from Chicagoland to Seattle for a new chapter in our lives.

iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

about iGoogle shutting down – if Google can’t find it on the ‘net, nobody can – but I’m sure there are services nearly as good. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012. We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today’s web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips. Google Reader doesn’t have gadgets.

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Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool

Adam Sherk

I noticed that in addition to the email list users can sign up for text and voice updates via mobile phone. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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

Kikolani

When collecting tweets as testimonials, watch for tweets from readers, customers, well-known people in your industry, mentors, and role models. You can favorite a tweet in the mobile Twitter app. I was pleasantly surprised that Google Analytics actually tweeted one of my posts. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Have you ever wondered what mentions and retweets are worth to your business or blog besides a boost in the Klout score?

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54 Pearls of Marketing Wisdom from HubSpot

Webbiquity SMM

” The assembled pundits weighed in on one or more questions regarding social media strategy, mobile marketing, online content, guidance on allocating resources between social networks and more. ” Linda Bustos (on Google+): “I notice that retweets of my blog’s articles are down since it’s launch, understandably, especially since Google Reader removed other sharing options in favor of the Plus button…I’m also surprised that there’s room for another social network.

Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer

Justin Levy

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Even now Google reader mobile is clunky. Everything else is left to the RSS reader. Its nice to check out at the end of the day and breeze over google reader. I use my Google Reader to put my feeds in folders and just run down the list.

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Four Web Browsers for the iPhone

Idaconcpts

Apollo’s Google Reader Mode will enhance your mobile reading pleasure. The app syncs with Chrome and Firefox between your various mobile devices to achieve consistent data updates. Safari is a perfectly fine browser but there is something about stepping out of that prepackaged mode that is exhilarating. The danger of possibly messing up the status quo is there but also the excitement of improving your web experience and taking your surfing where it’s never been before.

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Help Haiti: News Sites Promote Ways to Donate

Adam Sherk

Word of mouth on Twitter, Facebook and other sites (including The White House blog ) has raised over $2 million to-date through mobile phone donations organized by mGive. UPDATES: Mobile phone donations have gone very well. The Red Cross and Google also have tools for this purpose. Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Seals on a Surfboard

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions – Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st. Find out which web-based RSS readers will make great Google Reader alternatives. These custom dashboards in Google Analytics could be the answer.

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Google+ Just Beat Facebook to the Future

Stay N' Alive

They've already been rumored to be working on a much stronger mobile strategy, bringing Facebook's powerful platform to the apps you use on the mobile devices you carry, to every place you go. It's that which has had Google scared and hinging employee bonuses on the success of their social program this year. However, it seems in one fell swoop Google just beat Facebook to their own game. Google+ is that good, and it immediately puts them ahead of Facebook.

The Infovore

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Whenever I add another RSS feed to Google Reader or follow someone interesting on Twitter , I stop to realize that it's another bite in my voracious appetite for more and more information. Whether it's through the Web, mobile or a touch device, the freshest and newest thinking is closer than a click away and whatever piece of content you're consuming is now three-dimensional. google reader. Human beings have an unquenchable thirst for information.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Future of Google Author Rank

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. 5 Ways to Bond with Your Blog’s Audience – Today I’m sharing five tips to engage with your readers, make them feel at home, and to turn your blog into a nice and warm get-togethers. Here are 16 secret – until now – Google Analytics advanced segments that could make you insights rich, too. Is Google Author Rank Coming?

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Mean Kitty

Kikolani

Google Page Rank , links, and guest blogging. A quick look at mobile web design. Best paying Google Adsense words. 5 powerful ways to use Google Reader feed creation tool for SEO. Google Buzz makes Gmail social. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, and the Mean Kitty Song. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing.

Gmail Superstars

Buzz Marketing for Technology

An unofficial blog that watches Googles latest attempts to move your operating system online. Google Operating System. Unofficial news and tips about Google. The superstars will rotate when you press the s keyboard shortcut or when you click successively," explains Google. Atul said on July 14, 2008 12:00 AM PDT: One thing Google overlooked was to carry these superstars over to gmail on blackberry. Google Shows Search Volumes. Google Notebook Bookmarklet.

Foursquare and The New York Times Archive Would Be a Great Match

Adam Sherk

The NYT could also just build this functionality into their own mobile apps, but partnerships offer greater cross-promotional and audience development opportunities. Related posts: New York Times Plans to Implement Permanent Redirects on IHT.com URLs Top 10 Reasons The New York Times is Really Putting up a Paywall The Daily Show Visits The New York Times Google News Wants Title Tags to Match Headlines?

Real-time Search Optimization for News Sites

Adam Sherk

Google, Bing and Yahoo are all experimenting with various forms of real-time results now and making deals with Twitter, Facebook and other social sites. In its “Latest results” Google blends results from Google News and Google Blog Search with updates from Twitter and Facebook Pages, offering multiple paths in for news and content sites.

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Tips For Dealing With Information Overload

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Niniane Wang , Google: «I like the time-honored tradition of responding to emails or archiving them as soon as I read them. Paul Buchheit , FriendFeed (formerly Google): «Drop packets. Kevin Fox , FriendFeed (formerly Google, Yahoo): «Honestly my method isn’t highly structured. I have several streams of data of varying signal:noise and rates (twitter, FriendFeed, Google Reader, email, voicemail, etc.).

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This Week in Social Media – 6/12/2013

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. If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I''d encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+. Mobile.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google. 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. ZapTXT is a keyword filter (of the in variety) that returns results via email, instant messenger, or mobile phone. not via an RSS reader). I still cant believe this functionality hasnt been integrated into (all) readers. google. mobile.

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Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

Kikolani

Naturally, being the statistics geek that I am, I wondered if I could match up the stats that Triberr gives you for visits from everyone’s unique Triberr URL of your post to the number of visits you see in Google Analytics. The Problem with Google Analytics. Before I get into actual stats, I have to preface this with the fact that there are a lot of numbers that Google Analytics misses. Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics. How Google Handles Duplicate Content.

Five models of content curation

SocialFish

Aggregation – There is a flood of information online and Google can only give you a best guess at the most relevant, but there are millions and millions of pages returned for any search result. Elevation – The smaller ideas that are often shared online in 140 character bursts or pithy mobile phone images may point to a larger societal trend or shift. I’d love you to tak a look at this post by Rohit Bhargava: Five Models of Content Curation.

B2B Social Media: 4 Ways to Sell the Value to Management

Convince & Convert

Start by using a free tool like Google Reader to build a social media monitoring dashboard (we give step-by-step instructions in the book) and see how your market is using blogs, Twitter, forums, YouTube, Craigslist, Linkedin and other online networks already to drive commerce. Visit iTunes and see if any of your competitors have released mobile apps to help them connect with new customers and retain existing ones.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #150

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Mobile phone data redraws bus routes in Africa - BBC. "Using geo-located mobile phone usage data to help determine the need for/location of new bus routes." Google Reader is leaving and people just don''t have the patience to follow one, specific, writer as they rant and rave through their own personal blog. google chrome browser. google reader.

This Week in Social Media - 3/19/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter 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 the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I'd encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

Adam Sherk

The question, then, is whether newspaper publishers will do any better at monetizing mobile advertising than they have online. Related posts: Why the News Business Isn’t Profitable Video Interview: Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Like Search So Much Do Google’s Expanded Domain Results Apply to News and Video Listings? Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Why You Should Fix Your House Before Inviting People Over

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

And the more intricate your external efforts become, the more social, mobile, and interactive your website must become. That’s good stuff, but what makes the website truly great is the inordinate amount of social and mobile integration. Calling attention to mobile apps? Social and mobile profile calls to action? Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #145

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"It's no secret that people have bad password hygiene, or that companies like Google are racing to replace single-factor passwords with something better (like, say, having your mobile phone near the place you're logging in from.) Amazon's Head of Mobile Interfaces - MIT Technology Review. When people think of tech, they think of Google and Twitter and Facebook. google. google reader.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

3-Set up an iGoogle account using your professional email and subscribe to the blogs you selected in Google Reader. Caution: Limit your reader to five to start. tip thrown in for those who are ready for a head start, and because Id really love to get to know my readers through comments here). Subscribe via RSS Reader. Become a Mobile Computing Professional and Let the. Using Google Applications in Research 7. Official Google Docs Blog.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

With its gobs of storage, speed and tremendous search/tagging capabilities , you can transform it into a personal nerve center thats available from any computer or mobile device. How to turn Gmail into a massive personal database (Gmail + the Google Toolbar). How to get real-time news updates in Gmail (Gmail+ Google Talk + Twitter). I scan 275 RSS feeds in Google Reader and I use dozens of bookmarklets and shortcuts to help me manage it all. google toolbarç??"Send

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Moving the third paragraph to the top of the post almost always makes for a better lead to get readers working their way down the page. Currently I’m doing this on Google+. I see a bright future for the Google. Susan’s Little Known Social Media Secret : Set up private lists in Twitter (or Circles in Google+) to read and keep up with movers and shakers in your industry, analysts, influencers and interesting people that you want to engage.

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