Mort de Google Reader

La fermeture de Google Reader à été une surprise générale, c'était l'un des plus grand agrégateur de flux RSS. Sa fermeture est effective depuis le 1er juillet 2013. Quelques jours après l’annonce, Brian Shih, ancien chef produit de l’agrégateur, avait annoncé que la plupart des salariés travaillant sur Google Reader…

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Farewell google reader… We can deal without it

It has been announced that Google is about to close some services, especially Google reader, which is a service allowing you to read RSS feeds. Of course, this is not the only one RSS reader, but still, the sobriety of the design and the specificities were clear. But we don’t have to worry, many others are ready to host our feeds in order to read them.


There are many solutions when you want to find a way to read an RSS feed. First, you can read the code in XML format. Not very user friendly… That is why many readers have appeared, in order to make the reading more practical. It has been 10 years that Google reader was born. Before and between the creation of the service by the Mountain View company and now, RSS readers existed but didn’t have the same audience. On another hand, Google decided to stop offering this service because there are less and less people using this service. A petition is already online to prevent Google from stopping this service. The other solution could be to give the source code to a community who would update it when it is necessary.


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Google Reader user? Say goodbye!

On March 13, 2013, Google announced the retirement of Reader in July.
“There are two simple reasons for this usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience” Official Google Reader Blog.

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But, according to data from BuzzFeed Network, a set of tracked partner sites that collectively have over 300 million users, Google Reader is still a significant source of traffic for news and much larger one than Google+. Nevertheless, this data isn’t complete. Google Reader traffic became much harder to measure last year when Google began to default users to SSL encryption in such a way that masked referral data.

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