I have been out on maternity leave for a while and a bit out of touch, I have to admit, but I somehow missed the announcement that Google was retiring its aggregator, Reader on July 1st. Maybe I am now dating myself…. but I have used reader for years in conjunction with NetNewsWire and sad to see it go. It was one of the few pieces of technology that never failed me and seemed to be compatible with and able to sync with any of the fancier RSS apps.
If you have been using Reader, Google does offer the ability to download all of your subscription information, favorites and other info through Google Takeout, a service where you can download any of your Google information.
I will take a minute to mourn the loss of Reader……. OK, I’m over it. Just surprised.