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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