FB News: Google Reader is Dead – Replacements to Read Our RSS Feed

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Google Reader is Dead but FilmBook RSS Feed can be read by other Readers. Many of FilmBook’s readers used Google Reader to stay up-to-date and appraised of our last articles, reviews, and contests. As of July 1, 2013, that service is no longer available but there are alternative RSS Feed readers that you can use to follow our main site news feed: film-book.com/feed/, our various Feedburner Feeds, and our individual category and TV show news feeds.

A list of RSS feed reader replacements for Google Reader to view FilmBook’s RSS Feed:


Feedly – “Speed. Openness. Creativity.” The best RSS replacement we’ve found. Feedly’s engineering team has completely rebuilt a cloud system to replace Google Reader with an incredibly sleek and modern interface for managing your feeds. Not only does it look great and work great on the web, but Feedly makes apps for all devices and integrates with a wide range of other mobile RSS apps (find all of them listed here). Right now they’re the top of the line when it comes to RSS readers and we hope they continue to innovate and stay fresh after this big transition. Check them out and start the “One-click Google Reader Import.”

The Old Reader

The Old Reader – Billed as “the ultimate social RSS reader”, one of many attempts to replicate Google Reader’s original service. While they say it’s still in beta, it’s designed to “browse your daily dose of content with that very special bit shared by your friends, with notes and comments.” The only issue is feeds need to be important from an OPML file, which might be hard to get now since Google Reader is shut down. Nonetheless, another worthy alternative.

Digg Reader

Digg Reader – The veteran social network (under new ownership) built this in response to Google Reader shutting down. “We’ve been planning to build a reader in the second half of 2013, one that, like Digg, makes the Internet a more approachable and digestible place.” They put it together and launched it quickly and now it’s available. The interface is streamlined and focuses mostly on organizing feeds and content. They also provide a seamless import option, an iPhone app, and are taking user feedback for improvements. For more, see their blog.


NewsBlur – A veteran service featuring the tagline “bringing people together to talk about the world.” Another well-designed RSS interface with real-time push updates, shared stories, social interaction and content training/filtering. They seem to be working on improving the experience with this Google Reader shut down, and will continue to cater to all the new users making the transition.

Netvibes – This is more of a “dashboard” homepage, but they’ve recently launched an RSS “reader” within the dashboard as a replacement for Google Reader. The premium versions cost money (which sucks), but it’s a much more robust web organization service with dedicated support and customization. “A dashboard for all your apps, pics and tweets. A reader for all your real-time articles and posts. The best of both worlds. Synced across your desktop, mobile and tablet.” For tips on importing your Google feeds, see their blog.


g2reader – Yet another service offering an exact Google Reader replacement, with similar features and layout. “Keep in touch with the sites that you visit, read them in one place – it is as easy as checking your email.” It’s not our favorite option for managing your feeds, but it is simple for those who just want something basic that works.

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Source: Firstshowing

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About the author

Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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