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I see that Bloglines is due to close on 1 October. I used that service about five years ago as my way into keeping up to date with an increasing list of blogs and other sites providing subscribable news feeds. I also spent some time exploring Rojo (the “reader with mojo”), that went under sometime ago, before eventually setting on Google Reader some time after setting up a Gmail account.

I had previously explored Google’s offering but found it a poor comparison to Bloglines but I think the latter was having a period of glitches and Google’s had become good enough that my temporary holiday turned into an extended stay. Part of me is sad though that the field is narrowed.

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  • I followed a similar path from Bloglines to GReader. The transition was smooth due to simple export/import of feeds. Can nobody compete with Google in this area?

    I prefer a web RSS app to a local one as it lets me track stuff from work, home or my phone. Same with email

    • basswulf

      Same here. For online sources, I think an online reader is the way to go. If I had to keep different computers in sync manually or have different feeds for each one, I think it would drive me (even more) insane!

  • I followed a similar path from Bloglines to GReader. The transition was smooth due to simple export/import of feeds. Can nobody compete with Google in this area?

    I prefer a web RSS app to a local one as it lets me track stuff from work, home or my phone. Same with email

    • Anonymous

      Same here. For online sources, I think an online reader is the way to go. If I had to keep different computers in sync manually or have different feeds for each one, I think it would drive me (even more) insane!