Google Reader Fans, Despair Not! Digg Working On Reader

Google Reader fans can stop crying. Although to the RSS reader is shutting on July 1, an alternative is coming soon. Social news site Digg announced today on its blog that it plans to build a reader in the second half of the year, and it’s moving the project to the top of its priority list.

“We’ve heard people say that RSS is a thing of the past, and perhaps in its current incarnation it is, but as daily (hourly) users of Google Reader, we’re convinced that it’s a product worth saving,” the blog reads. Digg aims to build a reader that makes the Internet a more approachable place, which coincides with the site’s general goal.

The blog says it’s starting on the Reader today, and that it hopes to rebuild Google Reader’s popular features but advance them to fit with the modern digital age. Hoping to make a reader that people will actually want to use, Digg is asking readers for their input on what they’d like to see in a reader.

Digg also made it clear that just because it’s embarking on a new project doesn’t mean the site is going away. To submit your input and get updates on the Digg reader’s progress, you can submit your email address on the Reader site.

AUTHOR BIO
Molly Klinefelter
Follow Molly Klinefelter on Google+; Follow LAPTOPMAG on Twitter;, Google+; or Facebook.
Molly Klinefelter on
Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

  1. Arunkumar Gudelli Says:

    But bloggers may lose lot of subscribers because very few people will migrate their RSS readers to other platforms and most of them are ignore as they don’t want to take much effort to migrate.

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE