When Google announced this month that it will shut down its Google Reader service in July, many loyal users of the service began immediately hunting for alternatives.
One of them, Feedly, seems to be emerging as a top pick for Reader refugees. It gained about a half million new users in the days after Google made its announcement. Like Google Reader, Feedly allows users to browse new posts from blogs and other kinds of websites using “RSS,” a standardized web publishing format. Instead of visiting websites individually for updates, readers can see all new content in one place.
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