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  • David Jackson
    $GOOG is shutting down Google Reader. Why didn't RSS and RSS readers get the adoption many expected?
    3/14/13
    Reply (16)
    • David Jackson: My own view: (1) relatively poor usability, and (2) Twitter is a more user-friendly way of following feeds.
      3/14/13
    • billyjoerob: RSS wasn't so real simple. I downloaded 3 or 4 readers until finding one that worked. Too hard to figure out, surfing should be easy.
      3/14/13
    • David Jackson: I had a similar experience. I wonder also whether social recommendations have become more valuable.
      3/14/13
    • James Sands: I have found that I no longer use Twitter, there is too much inefficient information. I have not yet used RSS and was going to use Google...
      3/14/13
    • James Sands: I will check out other RSS readers, any recommendations?
      3/14/13
    • Cliff Wachtel: Can anyone recommend a good substitute? Was useful tool
      3/15/13
    • David Jackson: I personally use an RSS to email service, and then filter all the emails into a gmail folder. Works really well.
      3/15/13
    • James Sands: David, that sounds like a good method, thanks.
      3/15/13
    • illuminea: I stopped using RSS a while ago and depend on crowdsourcing to tell me what to read: industry newsletters, Zite app, facebook, twitter.
      3/16/13
    • Ran Moshe: Thanks David, I'll also give it a shot
      3/20/13
    • James Sands: Some of us don't need to be told what to read, we just need a good distribution platform of information that is adaptable to relevant info.
      3/20/13
    • Ran Moshe: David, which RSS to email service do you use?
      3/21/13
    • David Jackson: http://blogtrottr.com
      3/21/13
    • Ran Moshe: thanks!
      3/23/13
    • Mary Hunt: Google drops things it can't adequately monetize and its adsense for feeds never seemed to really take off.
      3/29/13
    • David Jackson: Mary, not sure the reason was monetization - GOOG has invested in some projects for years without revs. Seems it was more about usage.
      3/31/13
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