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What Happened to Google Reader?

Google reader death 2013 In March 2013, Google announced that Reader, their very popular RSS newsreader
service, would be closing down on July 1st.

The response was swift and somewhat panic-ridden; thousands of people used Reader on a regular, if not daily, basis- and that included many of the most popular bloggers and journalists.

Angry things were written, a petition was signed- but on July 1st, 2013, Google shut the service down anyway.

Since then, alternative news services have surfaced- such as one by the well-known but flailing Digg, and some entirely new ones, such as, which features only technology-related news, and offers news from a wider range of sources.

This infographic looks more closely at the Death of Google Reader.

Google Reader Death

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