For those unfamiliar, Google Reader is an aggregator of RSS feeds. RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication,” and by using a feed aggregator you can view every post made on a website without going to the actual website itself. In this way, users can follow the updates of hundreds of sites at once.
It’s how I read the Internet.
I’ve since started using a new product called Feedly. I actually much prefer the interface. It’s slightly annoying that it doesn’t integrate with all of the other Google products I use (Gmail, Google Calendar…), but it gets the job done…
Feedly has done a good job of responding to the massive increase in users to their site since the Google announcement. The final bug they took care of for me was allowing RSS feeds for Google News and Blog searches to be added. Then I was sold on the product.
Here’s a good tutorial on how to get started with Feedly…enjoy!