The other day Google announced that from the 1 July it is shutting down Google Reader, Google’s web based RSS aggregator. The demise of Google Reader will be mourned by its loyal cult following including, most importantly, me. Speaking exclusively to Dinosaurs & Dandelions, I described the development as "pants".
Google has made the move in order to focus on other, more profitable, products that fit in with its “search, social, ads” core business.
RSS aggregators such as Google Reader basically allow you to subscribe to news feeds from lots of different websites and then go to one place to read them all, saving you time and effort.
Google Reader isn’t the only product out there, however it was probably the biggest web based one. Since yesterday’s announcement of the demise of Google Reader a whole lot of other options are being developed. Perhaps most promisingly is Digg’s entrance into the market.
So anyway I need help, I need a replacement to host my RSS feeds by 1 July. Should I wait and hope Digg has its act together by then? Should I use another one, if so which one? A clone like Old Reader or something like Feedly?