Updated: Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 10:06 AM CDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 10:06 AM CDT
Google announced that it’s RSS feed called Google Reader will be discontinued in July. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, or in non-tech-speak, it takes headlines from your favorite web sites and groups them together in an easy to read format. It’s a nice way to keep up on news that interests you.
Now July is still pretty far off, but people are starting to search for alternatives. I’ve tried out a few feeds and found Feedly the most user friendly and attractive.
Feedly will link to your Google Reader account and automatically download all your favorite web sites.
If you don’t have a Google Reader, that’s ok you can add your favorite web sites. To search for a website click on the magnifying glass on the upper right hand side, there you can put in a search word. Let’s say you want to track the latest automobile news, type in automobile and then below that, click “Automobile in my feed”. The latest car news will populate on your browser and you can pick the site(s) you like to follow, or in tech talk put in your “feed”.
You can group your favorite sites into categories to keep things organized, like technology, automobile, hockey, etc
The best part of Feedly is that you can choose 5 different layout to suit your taste, from simple text headlines, to a picture heavy Pinterest look.
Give Feely a try. Let me know what you think!