Collin Donnell

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Switched to NewsBlur

Last week when Google announced that it was shutting down Google Reader, it seemed as though the impetus had been created for developers to create a million new RSS aggregation/syncing services. My feeling is that it’s probably a bit harder than it looks to make something like this work well and scale, most of these projects will fail early, and a couple will gain a following.

Fortunately we don’t have to wait to find out which of these makes it, because there’s already a great paid service out there called NewsBlur. I’ve been using it full time for a few days now, and I dig it. Its social features are actually cool (they work like a running comments list for sites without comments), it’s already got a serviceable iOS app, and everything works reliably.

I’d like to see the service improve, and I think the best way to show support was to get a paid account for $24 a year. I recommend giving it a shot.