Thanks to Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and other news recommendation services, RSS readers just aren’t as important as they used to be. That’s one of the reasons why Google Reader is shutting down in less than a week. I will mourn its passing, briefly, but I won’t miss it for long. And at this point, anyone who does is just kind of crazy. There is now an overabundance of RSS readers to choose from, few of which have clear ways of being long-term profitable. The things are now commodities.
Here’s a list of the readers, new and old, we’ve been keeping tabs on since Google announced the closure of Reader. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it gives you a sense of just how ridiculous this not-even-lucrative space is getting. (Also, this list is in no particular order.)
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