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Will Google Reader's demise revive RSS?

Ian Paul and John Ribeiro | March 15, 2013
With Google Reader slated to end operations on July 1, people are looking for alternatives to get their daily RSS fix. And that could lead to a revival of sorts for RSS clients.

Digg says it hopes to "identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader's features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what's interesting."

In the meantime, users aren't exactly ready to give up on Google Reader and hope to persuade Google to do the same. A petition at Change.org calls on the company to keep its online feed reader running. As of Thursday morning, the petition had more than 60,000 signatures.

Updated at 2:12 p.m. PT to add information about Digg's reader plans.

 

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