The death of Google reader and what to do about it

by M.D. Creekmore on March 15, 2013 · 17 comments

Just a heads up Wolf Pack members that read The Survivalist via Google reader the RSS reader will be laid to rest officially on July 1 2013. Please change your RSS reader or subscribe to the blog via email, so you can continue to receive our free updates uninterrupted. Do it now!



JP in MT March 15, 2013 at 9:59 am


My computer surprise of the week was Hotmail changing to Outlook. Thanks for the upgrade, Microsoft.

ND Martin March 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Opera has an RSS feed reader built right in to the excellent browser. Google tracks everything you do anyway, so good riddance.

Ken March 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

Feedly is a good RSS reader – has a different format in reading articles, but I like it.

Mike K March 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

+1 just started using feedly. Seems pretty good.

Adrienne March 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I’m probably switching to Feedly, too…

tommy2rs March 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The ultimate Google Reader alternatives list

Ultimate is their word not mine but it’s a decent list of alternatives.

Prepping Wife. March 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

How do I know?

NANN! March 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I only do you via email, M.D. I don’t trust Google or any of those other “keep in touch” options.

Tom Arnold March 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

A great RSS reader I use for Android is RSSDemon. It’s very flexible. The search feature is great. The free version & the paid version are virtually identical and the free version has no limitations or nags to purchase.

I know lots of people like Pulse and similar, but I can’t get used to the interface – it’s just too busy. RSSDemon has a simple, no fuss text interface.

Uncle Charlie March 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Ha! I don’t even know what an RSS reader is. What I know about computers etc is slim and none.

Alittle2late March 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm


gil March 16, 2013 at 7:30 am

i think its someone who proof reads for google. poor sap just got layed off.

westofwalden March 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

On top of that Google is removing the iGoogle customizable home page in November.

I’m trying out Feedly, too, as I use Firefox. So far it seems to have integrated well. But I think I’m going to try out some other RSS feeds as well, so I appreciate input from others what they’ve found and like.

But I’m also looking into another homepage option, maybe something like NetVibes. Has anyone tried that, and what do you think of it?

SW March 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

I use my Mozilla Thunderbird email program to pull in all the RSS feeds I keep track of. Works great.

alley March 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

No clue what this means but at least I’m subscribed to the emails

NANN! March 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm


Lou March 24, 2013 at 12:32 am

Switched just now over to FeedDemon. Very easy transition…it has a sync up with Google Reader.

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