Google Reader to be Retired

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 0 comments
According to Google Official Blog:

Google launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

I am aware that at least 300 of my blog readers follow my blog via Google Reader so please note this advice from Google so that you can still continue to follow my blog.

How can I download my Reader data?

Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013. If you'd like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout. You'll receive your subscription data in an XML file, and the following information will be downloaded as JSON files:

  • List of people that you follow
  • List of people that follow you
  • Items you have starred
  • Items you have liked
  • Items you have shared
  • Items shared by people you follow
  • Notes you have created
  • Items with comments

Click here to start downloading your Reader data from Takeout. Once downloaded, your subscription data should be easily transferrable to another product, where you can continue to keep up with your online reading. (Source: HERE)

Alternatively, please subscribe to my Feedburner (check the widget in the left column). Do remember to verify your email address in the link sent to you from Feedburner. If not, Feedburner cannot email you the links. At least 30% of subscribers have not done this. If you are one of them, just subscribe again and check your inbox/spam/trash for the notification email and do the needful.

Thank you!

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