Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Still Missing Google Reader?s Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help
Remember when Google ruined its RSS news reader Google Reader by removing its built-in social features? Back in October, Google announced that it was removing Reader's friending and following functions as well as its shared link blogs. For a niche crowd of heavy Google Reader users, this news came as a big blow. Like everything Google does these days, the changes came about because of Google+ - specifically, the idea being that Google needs a single social layer across all its products, not standalone communities like those that existed in Reader. If you've been lamenting the loss ever since, there's a new startup to keep your eye on: Feedspot. Basically, it's Google Reader with social features and more. You're welcome, ?(niche RSS reading) world.