July 1 has come, meaning the end of Google Reader. But the fall of Google's beloved RSS feed aggregator has led to the rise of many others — the closure has even given old websites a new cause.
Cyber citizens of a certain age will recall Digg, the original up-vote, down-vote social news site that was forced to shutdown in 2010, and AOL, the mothership of AIM and "you've got mail." The two companies have entered the feed aggregator arena, and now both are frontrunners in the race for a Google Reader replacement.
Google Reader will close for good in just a few short weeks, but not to worry, headline grazers, we've got your web browsing back. To find out how to export your Google Reader subscriptions and discover more worthy RSS aggregating alternatives, keep calm and read on.