Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Google Reader - we Still Need you (see my stats)!

Google announced last week that it will shutdown Google Reader on July 1st saying that "While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined (here)".

Is it? Maybe this blog's subscribers’ statistics can help showing how significant this service is! To sign the 10 petitions calling Google to re-consider click here.


  1. From what I gather a lot of the other RSS readers piggyback on Google Readers APIs - so that might explain why so many of your readers seem to be using it.

  2. That's true - I use myself an iPAD app that uses the Google API.

    As far as I understand, closing the reader means closing the whole service related to RSS. Probably also the one I use to feed the RSS from my blog ("feedburner”).

  3. I've shifted already to something called "Tiny Tiny RSS" which I run on my own virtual server. As far as I know it doesn't rely on Google so should continue to work after July 1st...