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RSS Reader Bloglines to Shut Down

Do You Still Use an RSS Reader?

For day-to-day blog reading, I'm usually a Google Reader girl, but I'm also known to use Bloglines for my RSS feed. Now, sadly, Bloglines will discontinue service starting Oct. 1. Bloglines, which is operated by, will be shut down partially because of social networking and other aggregation sites, according to a company blog post.

I've already shared reasons why you should use an RSS reader, but apparently their popularity is declining. Find out why, and share your thoughts after the break.

Apparently, the popularity of sharing articles via Facebook and Twitter, as well as sites with their own Facebook and Twitter accounts are taking eyes away from RSS feeds and onto social networks. Coupled with the popularity of aggregators like Digg and Reddit, the RSS reader is struggling, according to the post.

I know I couldn't get along without my RSS reader, and am bummed to hear the Bloglines news. What about you? Do you still use an RSS reader to organize your favorite blogs?

Join The Conversation
Gawjuslayd Gawjuslayd 6 years
I always tried to get into having an RSS feed. I may have even set it up somewhere, but I have no idea how to add things, where to read it, when to read it. It is safe to say, this is the one thing in the world of technology that I don't get?!
shopzilla shopzilla 6 years
I love Bloglines and because it'll be discontinued soon, I switched over to Google Reader. One Google product that I *don't* prefer over others....I'm really going to miss Bloglines. :(
AliyahBallerina AliyahBallerina 6 years
feedly is the bomb. love it. can't wait for the iphone app. yay!
missu2 missu2 6 years
i use Google Reader and Netvibes
thecolor thecolor 6 years
honestly, I could NEVER keep up with social network information (news, etc.)... at least my reader keeps my content organized for me, and all about that topic or writer(s). Social networks are just head over heels with content... rolling so fast that you miss more than you can actually enjoy and contemplate.
loriborealis loriborealis 6 years
Google Reader user here, too. Got to this article via RSS.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I use it and love it, because I'm the kind of person who wastes a ton of time going to every single blog several times a day, only to find no new posts.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 6 years
I use google reader on my cell phone when I'm on the go. Other than that.. I just go to actual website.
GoingLikeSixty GoingLikeSixty 6 years
I could not make money without RSS. For me, Twitter and FB just don't give me the volume of information I require.
PrincessOats PrincessOats 6 years
I used to use Google, but I stopped. I only log onto maybe 10 different websites that update per day, and they are all in my bookmarks toolbar, so I don't feel the need to use an RSS reader.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
how can you get by without an rss reader??? I use google
pumpkinslover pumpkinslover 6 years
I'll be exceptionally sad if google shuts down itz reader. I use my RSS to read all my favorite webcomics.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 6 years
RIP Bloglines. Bloglines was actually my first reader, though I didn't last too long on it. However, it did get me into the world of feed readers, and I will always love it for that. However, these days I'm an avid Google Reader fan. I use MobileRSS to sync it with my iPhone, and between GoogleReader's web interface, and MobileRSS, I keep up with things quickly and easily. Frankly, I'd be very bummed if all RSS readers went away. I don't like using social networks for use. Twitter's good for some things, but it's not a complete resource, and I much prefer RSS readers.
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