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Petition to save Google Reader hits 100,000 signatures

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Petition to save Google Reader hits 100,000 signatures

 The campaign to avoid wasting Google Reader is gaining momentum, with 100,000 folks signing the web petition in a bid to forestall Google withdrawing the service. Earlier this week, Google introduced it was to withdraw its Google Reader carrier due to declining pastime within the RSS content material aggregator, experiences the Telegraph.

The Maintain Google Reader Operating petition on Change.org generated more than 400,000 page views due to the fact Wednesday. As A Minimum eight associated petitions were started on the web page given that Wednesday, several of which also have lots of signatures. Charlotte Hill, a spokesperson for the website online, stated individuals have been certainly bowled over and dismayed about Google”s resolution, and they got here to change.org to make their voices heard. Google made the announcement in its firm blog, stating two reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as an organization they’re pouring all vitality into fewer products.

The Reader application was once launched in 2005 to be able to make it straightforward for folk to find and Keep tabs on their favorite websites. The carrier will likely be retired on July 1. Google said users and developers occupied with choices can export their information, together with their subscriptions, with “Google Takeout” provider over the route of the next 4 months. Google says that anyone no longer wanting to lose the information they’ve saved with Google Reader can download it using Google and retailer it in XML file. There are a few free different RSS services that folks could use including Feedly, Friendfeed, Netvibes and RSS Owl.

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4 Comments to “Petition to save Google Reader hits 100,000 signatures”

  1. I need something that can conveniently pop up daily in my Google Reader. Like one of those “word of the day” or “phrase of the day” type of things.

  2. Rishabh Bajpai // May 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm // Reply

    I use Google reader and I can store articles from Craig’s List for example, but I’d like a standalone desktop program instead. Is there a free app like this or if not free, what commercial package exists. I also do not want a plug in to my web browser THANKS
    i tried Omea and Snafer and it seems that neither allow storing select articles while deleting read ones.

  3. wwwavid360gamercom // May 31, 2013 at 8:43 am // Reply

    So ever since Blooger did its whole revamp thing I can’t get blogs to leave my reading list. Thus I delete them out of Google Reader but they come back whenever I go to blogger.com. Also, whenever I hit the ‘Stop Following This Blog’ button in Blogger, they don’t actually leave the list. I can’t find anything on the web about this post-revamp. Am I doing something wrong?

  4. stingerms // June 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm // Reply

    I am planning on transferring a new college next school year (this coming fall) and I have an interest in Journalism specifically Science Journalism. The school that I want to go to, is $19,000 a semester! It is an established large public university. Is this worth it to go there and pay $19,000 or should I look for a different school? Also, is it difficult to pay off for the school year or is $19,000 considered chump change?

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