Friday, September 24, 2010

Bloglines

What is everyone out there going to use now that Bloglines is closing down shop? Don't know what I'm talking about? Read on, Gentle Reader, read on...

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As you may have heard, we are sorry to share that Bloglines will officially shut down on October 1, 2010.
More detail can be found on the Ask.com blog - http://blog.ask.com.

Thanks again to all of our loyal users for their support through the years.

The Ask.com / Bloglines Team

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So what's going to be your new RSS feeder?

5 comments:

Heather said...

Ah weeelll, now that you mention it...I'm going to check back here, read the comments and learn how else I can follow blogs.

Becky at Farm School said...

I feel terribly horribly guilty about this. And also very annoyed at Bloglines or the Powers that Be who picked the day before we leave to vamoose everything. My favorite thing about Bloglines was the way you could save older posts for reference, I did that with a lot of recipe and book blogs. Argh. I'm not sure if Bloglines will just disappear or simply stop updating, so I've started putting some subscriptions into Google Reader, which I have to admit I don't like much.

What I really don't understand is why most people seem to be using Twitter and Facebook instead of aggregators like Bloglines. Bloglines made my life simple. I really don't want to be twittering and facebooking and friending. I have a hard enough time making time to read blogs as it is without getting sucked into something else. I'm hoping others have good ideas here...

farrarwilliams said...

Reading this on Google Reader anyway. I really like Google Reader - I haven't really used much else, so my comparison factor may be off, but I like how you can categorize everything. And @Becky - you can save old posts on Google Reader by starring them.

nicolaknits said...

I moved to Google Reader. I quite like the way you can click on View All and just scroll quickly down and read the ones that look the most interesting. I think it's time I weeded some of them - there are too many updates for me to read word for word. It was easy to export my feeds from bloglines to a file on my desktop and then import them into Google Reader.

sheila said...

Google Reader, eh? Okay. Thanks, Farrar and Nicola. Becky, you've got me curious, knowing that people read blogs on Facebook. I didn't realize it did that. I don't want to be Facebooking either. Or Twittering. I have enough to do, although I do find Neil Gaiman's Twittering quite fascinating. He always manages to make it seem like a funny party trick between friends, and he's such clever thinker.

Or maybe it's just that I too want to steal a Tardis and fly it around the world, fighting crime with David Tennant...among other things.