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Bye Bye Google Reader

In 'Making information come to you (RSS)' training sessions in the last few years, one of the options we have suggested people use was Google Reader. Unfortunately Google Reader will be closed down on 1st July 2013, so we thought we would remind you of some of the alternatives:

  • Use your University Staff Outlook email account
There is automatically a RSS folder in the desktop version of Outlook.

Right click on the RSS folder to Add a New Feed.

You can then look at the feeds as you would an email.

You can add, delete and view feeds in the desktop version of Outlook but you can only view them when using the Webmail version.

  • Add RSS Feeds to RefWorks - see our previous post for instructions on RefWorks & RSS

  • Want something that looks and works like Google Reader? Try The Old Reader
    • This allows you to transfer your Google Reader feeds straight in as long as you do it by the end of June.

  • Prefer a more visual reader? Then try Netvibes


    • Create account - Click Add content - Click Add a feed - Paste feed address -  Drag widget onto my dashboard area.
    • This can also be used to add other sources/widgets like Twitter, Facebook, the weather etc.

  • Want to read your RSS feeds on the move? Try one of the many apps available. The current favourite seems to be Feedly.
    • This allows you to transfer your Google Reader feeds straight in as long as you do it by the end of June.

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