On Life After Google Reader

By Deana Haworth, Vice President, Director of Account Services

Last week, a dismal notification popped up as Google Reader users logged into their accounts to access their RSS feeds: “Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013.”

Google Reader, launched in 2005, allows users to “subscribe” to new content added to any website they choose (e.g., http://hirons.wpengine.com/blog). When they log into their account, they can scroll through all the updated content in their RSS feeds, eliminating the necessity to visit each website individually just to see if new content has been added in the first place. Think of a Facebook timeline or a Twitter feed, except all the posts are new content published by the sites of your choosing.