Why I’ve replaced Google Reader with Feedly

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As everyone interested in RSS knows by now, Google Reader will completely shut down on July 1. In the wake of the “Readerpocalypse” (as some online are calling this), various alternative services have crept up as possible replacements. (And no, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are not full RSS replacements.) While I’ve written before about Google … Read more

Google Reader being shut down on July 1, 2013; my suggested alternatives

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Earlier today, Google announced that it’s shutting down Google Reader, its RSS newsfeed service that, while lacking “Web 2.0” “social” flash, was still fairly used by plenty of people. Presumably, Google assumes people will flock to their Flipboard-like program Currents, if not Google+. Although RSS lacks “social media,” it’s still a useful function. While Twitter … Read more

RSS feed change for Anthony’s Notes

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As you may have heard, Google stated some time ago (but wasn’t publicized heavily until recently) that they’ll be deprecating the FeedBurner API on October 20. While the FeedBurner feeds should keep working as-is, the various widgets relying on such (including the one built into the theme for my site, Suffusion) are likely questionable or … Read more

Anthony’s top WebOS apps: Scoop

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As a Palm Pre user for almost a year, I’ve come to enjoy owning my first smartphone. My Pre, running Palm’s WebOS operating system, has greatly improved my life, allowing me to stay connected to the Internet during daytime hours (my employer blocks most Internet access, save email and a few government websites). I also … Read more