bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 1st Jul 2013, 15:23   #1
Meanmotion
bleh
 
Meanmotion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Reading
Posts: 1,650
Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.
Google Reader closing today

Google sticks to its plan and pulls the plug on its RSS reader.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...losing-today/1
Meanmotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 16:24   #2
Icy EyeG
Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™
 
Icy EyeG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Around Portugal
Posts: 357
Icy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
I made a very smooth transition to Feedly and I'm using gReader in my smartphone, to cover my offline reading needs.
IMHO, Feedly did a very good job and is the winner of this whole process: All you need to is login with your Google account and the migration is done automatically. Do it today, because afterwards it Google Reader is no more!
Icy EyeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 18:39   #3
Phil Rhodes
Hypernobber
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,228
Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Care not.

Have never used RSS.
Phil Rhodes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 18:59   #4
sandys
Mod Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 2,188
sandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for presidentsandys should be considered for president
Listen was an awesome app and syncing to Reader was great, I have not found replacements that work half as well as Listen which was a masterpiece in simplicity for podcasts, one of a number of things that feel wrong with Android you notice when moving from 2.3 to 4.2, no wonder people stay on old versions.

Can you still sync feeds somewhere using my google account?
sandys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 19:24   #5
Tim S
I Mod, Therefore I Own
 
Tim S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London
Posts: 18,878
Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.Tim S is definitely a rep cheat.
kthxbye
__________________
My words don't necessarily reflect those of my employer.
Tim S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 19:49   #6
Icy EyeG
Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™
 
Icy EyeG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Around Portugal
Posts: 357
Icy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
I've always wondered how people that don't use RSS keep themselves from visiting hundreds of websites everyday. Because that's what would happen to me if I didn't use RSS.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandys View Post
Can you still sync feeds somewhere using my google account?
No, if you want to sync feeds, you have to use Feedly or Newsblur. There's also The Old Reader, and Digg Reader, but they are still testing, particularly the latter is still very incomplete. All of these will Provide an API for apps to use just like Google Reader did.
gReader Pro (syncs to Feedly or The Old Reader atm) has some podcast features, but I'm sure that many podcast apps will start using syncing as well.
Icy EyeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 21:13   #7
Meanmotion
bleh
 
Meanmotion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Reading
Posts: 1,650
Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.Meanmotion is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
kthxbye
Meanmotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jul 2013, 23:15   #8
Phil Rhodes
Hypernobber
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,228
Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Phil Rhodes is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Quote:
I've always wondered how people that don't use RSS keep themselves from visiting hundreds of websites everyday.
Because I'm not a captain of industry, politician, international journalist or other person who actually needs to be kept informed of what's going on in microscopic detail.

And neither are you.

All this "feed" drivel is about self-importance, not information.
Phil Rhodes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Jul 2013, 01:05   #9
Icy EyeG
Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™
 
Icy EyeG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Around Portugal
Posts: 357
Icy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitIcy EyeG is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
All this "feed" drivel is about self-importance, not information.
Wat? I only use a RSS reader because it's a lot faster to keep track of my favorite sites and blogs, and I read most of it in the train or at lunch.
It has decreased my internet usage time dramatically, and I needed that because of college. It's that simple.
Icy EyeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Jul 2013, 08:39   #10
r3loaded
Ultramodder
 
r3loaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,080
r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.r3loaded is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Quote:
I've always wondered how people that don't use RSS keep themselves from visiting hundreds of websites everyday.
Because I'm not a captain of industry, politician, international journalist or other person who actually needs to be kept informed of what's going on in microscopic detail.

And neither are you.

All this "feed" drivel is about self-importance, not information.
Since no one can absorb all of the news produced in one day from every source, RSS feeds are about allowing you to follow specific sources that are of particular interest to you. It lets you see only the articles that are new and unread, allowing you to either read or skip over the new articles. It's about being more productive with your news reading and saving time that could be used somewhere else (reading on the train/at breakfast/over coffee comes to mind).

Also, some of us *do* need to be kept informed of what's going on, sometimes in microscopic detail as part of our jobs. Don't make assumptions about the readership of this site based on your own experience.
__________________
Main: Silverstone FT03 | Asus P8P67-M Pro | i5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz | CM 212+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz | XFX Radeon 7970 DD | 500GB Samsung 840 Evo | Samsung XL2270HD | KBT Race | Sidewinder X8
Mac: 13 inch MacBook Pro 2014 | 16GB RAM | Filco Minila Air | Magic Trackpad
Server: Asus M3N78-AM | Athlon II X3 400e | 4GB Corsair XMS2 | 4x 2TB Samsung F4EG (RAID-5) | LSI MegaRAID 8708EM2 | Corsair CX400 | Arch Linux
r3loaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Jul 2013, 14:37   #11
forum_user
forum_title
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 235
forum_user has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes View Post
Because I'm not a captain of industry, politician, international journalist or other person who actually needs to be kept informed of what's going on in microscopic detail.

And neither are you.

All this "feed" drivel is about self-importance, not information.
Erm. OK, cool, you're entitled to smack-down anyone who uses RSS.

But personally, I used Googles' Reader daily, mostly several times per day in fact, to sift through many hundreds of news stories from 100+ websites including this one.

Please note, I have not judged you and your online habits in this post. Go figure.

(Edit) actually it is more like 70-80 sites if I think about it. I've never counted them all though.
forum_user is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Jul 2013, 14:50   #12
Gareth Halfacree
WIIGII!
bit-tech Staff
 
Gareth Halfacree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bradford, UK
Posts: 4,098
Gareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes View Post
Because I'm not a captain of industry, politician, international journalist or other person who actually needs to be kept informed of what's going on in microscopic detail. And neither are you.
But some people are one or more of the above, y'know - and unless you know of their life in greater detail than afforded by occasional forum contact via a nom de plume, you have no easy way of knowing who they might be. Just because you don't need something, doesn't mean it isn't needed; I don't need a dialysis machine, but I'm not going to decry their usefulness.
__________________
Author, Raspberry Pi User Guide Third Edition, 21 Brilliant Projects for the Raspberry Pi and more | gareth.halfacree.co.uk | twitter
bit-tech news correspondent, Custom PC columnist, other things to other people
I'm a filthy freelancer! Hire me!
Gareth Halfacree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Jul 2013, 14:07   #13
forum_user
forum_title
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 235
forum_user has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
I feel like I've lost an arm. Can't be bothered to visit all the sites to see what their latest news is, or even worse, to visit them and find out there is no news ... gutted.
forum_user is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Jul 2013, 18:49   #14
Spraduke
Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Warrington
Posts: 86
Spraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpraduke is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Feedly has made a more than adequate replacement on my phone

Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
Spraduke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:54.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.