Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013

Back in October of 2011 the College of Charleston announced  the availability of Google Apps for College faculty and staff and one of the many features, Google Reader, will  no longer be available after July 1, 2013.

If you’d like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout, click here for instructions.

So now what?  Checkout these articles for some alternatives:

Five worthy alternatives

More alternatives

 And one more!

What is Google Reader?  From  the Google site ” Google Reader helps you find and keep track of interesting stuff on the web. You can subscribe to your favorite websites, and keep up with what’s popular. New content comes to your Google Reader when it’s posted, so you don’t need to visit individual sites.  Plus, Reader keeps track of which items you’ve read, so you only see unread items when you come back. If there’s a blue border to the left of an item, Reader is marking that item as read.”

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