If you read this blog, you probably read other blogs too. I read about a hundred blogs and it can be difficult to keep track of them all. I was fortunate enough to have Google Reader for 4 good years and just the other day, I went into panic mode as the message popped up on my beloved Google Reader that the service I so loved would be coming to an end in July.
I panicked. I mean, I am not the most technologically savvy person out there, and I hate change. I sought my media channels to ask friends what they planned on doing. I actually got a lot of great leads. But ultimately, I needed something that reminded me of my beloved Google Reader. Also, I was going to need something that would allow me to transfer all my subscriptions with the click of a mouse.
Netvibes.com is a media/news reading device. They have a premium packaged that you can pay for… but at the asking price of $499, I am guessing this program is for corporations. Fear not though, the basic reader is free and it looks A LOT like Google Reader!
I have included this screen shot of how it looks on my computer screen. I truly love the ease of this program and the familiarity!
I didn’t find this baby on my own, though. I had help.
Well, that’s it for now.
Just wanted to put my two cents in regarding the Google Reader’s sudden and sad departure. (note, I did not receive compensation for this review. The opinions above are my own.) I have heard some great things about the competition. If you have already found a news reader, share the love in the comments.