For years, many readers have followed our daily posts through Google Reader. Well, after today, Google Reader will be no more. It’s getting powered down. Before that happens, we want to tell you how to keep following the posts that flow through our RSS feed. Your best bet is Feedly. Feedly has a nice customizable interface. And it gives you the ability to import everything from Google Reader in one quick click. You can find tips for migrating to Feedly right here. But, if Feedly isn’t your cup of tea, Lifehacker has a bunch of other options for you. Or, as others have, feel free to add your suggestions below.
Of course, you can also follow our posts via social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. If you opt for Facebook, please note this: You mostly likely won’t see every post from Open Culture. But the odds of seeing our posts on Facebook will supposedly increase if you click “Like” on our posts when they do appear in your FB news feed.
If you’re a committed RSS fan, Feedly is probably your best bet. So please import your feeds today and start following us there tomorrow.
Just for the record, here is the address for our feed: http://www.openculture.com/rss
Digg Reader (digg.com/reader) is far better than Feedly. It works great both on the desktop and via the mobile site. I was a Feedly user (and also The Old Reader) but they lack stability.
I was a Google Reader user, and since it’s demise, I’ve tried four others:
Digg Reader came out late and seems cumbersome, so I didn’t spend much time with it. The Old Reader also turned out to be cumbersome for me. (I’m sure thre are those who love both of those, but for me they got in the way.)
I didn’t like Feedly all that much at first, but after just a couple of days of using it, I liked it a lot. VERY nice little reader.
Then I read about Newsblur.com. I tried that as well, and after an initial bit of exploration, found that I totally love it. It’s available for free, but if you want more than 64 feeds, it’s a subscription of $2/month. The more I use Newsblur, the more I like it.
Bottom line: people should try several and see which works best for them. Digg Reader is not for everyone.
>Your best bet is Feedly.
No way. I tested Feedly for a couple of weeks and didn´t like it. Yesterday I stumbled across Newsblur … tested it for one hour, fell in love with it and happily went premium …
I decided to pay and went with Feedbin https://feedbin.me so far it works great. More than happy to pay and not be advertised to or be sold to advertisers.
I disagree with the above entrepreneurs. The best place for updates is so.superior.so (that’s how I came to this page).
At the risk of prompting audible jeers, I am here to report that AOL Reader (yes, AOL) is very similar in look and feel to Google Reader. No extra bells and whistles, and no doubt lacking any number of features that premium readers have, but for me, it is doing pretty much exactly what Google Reader did for me. I don’t make a lot of demands, just want it clean and simple. Your mileage may, of course, vary. Note that AOL Reader is in beta, but it wasn’t hard to get an invite– I put in a request and got a response a day or so later. Note also that I use it on my desktop only, so I don’t know if they’ve got a mobile version yet.
Feedly are doing great work, since they are providing an API for other apps to plug into (like the wonderful ‘Press’ for Android) – a true Google reader replacement in the sense that you are not limited to using only their apps.
My personal preference is Tiny Tiny RSS (http://tt-rss.org/). Requires a little more work since it’s self hosted, but I found it to be well worth the set up. It won’t go away unless I make it go away, and it turns out that’s not such a bad thing.
Have you tried http://www.hinto.co ?
It’s a highly visual desktop web app that allows you to select which websites contents to keep up with.
You should look at Inoreader: http://www.inoreader.com/. Feedly is pretty but is missing many of the features I used in Google Reader. I have looked at others, too, but Inoreader has almost everything I expected from the late GR. Not perfect, but the designers are responsive.
What about the computer dummies like me, I don’t understand any of this, can someone pleas speak english
I have been following Open Culture on Zite, on my iPad. Zite is a great reader, very configurable, with links to most everything. Jr