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Surviving the Reader Apocalypse

And it came to pass that Google did speak from on high, and say unto them: "You know that whole Reader service that you've been using multiple times every day for the past several years? We've decided to ditch it. Bye!" And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth, but at the end of the day, thou canst only complain so much about losing something thou didst not pay for. And so the people didst follow Google's instructions, and download their subscription data, and seek upon high for a suitable replacement.

And yea, replacements came forward to offer themselves, and the people did choose among them, and offer their subscriptions. But lo! when muggins here did look upon his subscriptions, he discovered that only some of them had transferred, and many were lost. And now he speaks unto the people, "Dost thou knowest of RSS subscriptions good and true, that you think I should partake of?"

Answers, please, not to the office of the Uniting Church, but in the comments below. Cheers.


  1. I switched to Feedly. It's not as convenient, and a bit balky, but maybe I'll get used to it.

  2. Netvibes. Not as simple as Google Reader, but it works.

  3. The Old Reader works for me, and I had no issues with import:

  4. Madalyn Zimbric12 July 2013 at 01:13

    I switched to NetNewsWire, which works outside of a browser. It's not very pretty and the interface isn't as simple as I would like, but it's functional and free.

  5. Sorry, I've been misunderstood. I have a reader (I'm using the Old Reader at the moment), I'm asking for people to promote what biology blogs they think I should be reading.

  6. The blogrolls of your favourite blogs are probably better sources than asking for recommendations. Or is this an attempt to find out about blogs too new or obscure to be listed there, in case someone has started an Et tu, Roewer? you haven't heard about?

  7. I'd kind of hoped that readers of this blog might take the opening to promote their own.


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