How to Keep Following Open Culture After the Demise of Google Reader

google-readerFor 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 Face­bookTwit­ter, 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:

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  • Caio Cesar says:

    Digg 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.

  • Leisureguy says:

    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 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.

  • Ragle says:

    >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 …

  • Fistful of Dave says:

    I decid­ed to pay and went with Feed­bin so far it works great. More than hap­py to pay and not be adver­tised to or be sold to adver­tis­ers.

  • Superior says:

    I dis­agree with the above entre­pre­neurs. The best place for updates is (that’s how I came to this page).

  • Jeremy says:

    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.

  • Ben says:

    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 ( 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.

  • Cosmin says:

    Have you tried ?

    It’s a high­ly visu­al desk­top web app that allows you to select which web­sites con­tents to keep up with.

  • David Dunkley says:

    You should look at Inore­ad­er: 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.

  • Ken says:

    What about the com­put­er dum­mies like me, I don’t under­stand any of this, can some­one pleas speak eng­lish

  • John Ranta says:

    I have been fol­low­ing Open Cul­ture on Zite, on my iPad. Zite is a great read­er, very con­fig­urable, with links to most every­thing. Jr

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