Date: July 1st, 2013
Cate: Geekism
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I sense a great disturbance in the force…

…as if millions of feeds cried out and were suddenly silenced. Today is the day that Google Reader goes away, leaving many people searching for alternatives. There are plenty of these: jwz says to use Newsify, an iOS app. This Metafilter thread frequently mentions Feedly, a web-based reader.

I’m still using this antique. Hey, if it ain’t broke, right? Well, at least I know all the ways it’s broke. How’s that. But some people may not be satisfied using software that was written when Bob Barker was still the host of The Price Is Right. In that case, I have a forward reference for you: Feed on Feeds on GitHub! This is an effort to blow the dust off the code, bringing the dependencies up to date, closing some horrible security holes, and even adding a few new features. I haven’t participated in this or even tested it out myself but the project looks pretty active.

1 Comment

  1. July 8th, 2013
    REPLY))

  2. It’d be great if you’d link to other forks from the feedonfeeds.com website or turn the domain over to someone else or the like, because the version you’re providing won’t work at all on current versions of PHP and it just means that people download it from your site, can’t get it to work right away, and then end up getting discouraged and using something else.

    Better yet, start pulling from git and see how much we’ve improved it! :)

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