Three weeks ago Google announced that they would be terminating their Google Reader services. Google needed to “focus on fewer projects” and Google Reader had a significantly lower user count so it was an easy target for the axe. It also had never been updated since its integration with Google+, in 2011. It will be taken down on July 1, 2013. As one of the most popular RSS service around, the axe of Google Reader could hint an end to the future of RSS itself, which has seen loosing popularity since the rise of social sharing services.
At the same conference,Google announced that it would be stopping Google Voice for Blackberry and Smartphones as well. This will affect many users. Stopping Google Reader, however, will be felt the hardest. It was the largest RSS reader before Google announced its termination. RSS or Real Simple Syndication is a service that compiles new information and articles posted in anything from a news site to a channel. Despite its great uses Google Reader was greatly diminished by new newsfeed centered services such as Twitter and Google+. On Twitter, all information is posted on the site itself, RSS takes information from other websites and brings it to you.
On the other hand because of Google Reader’s shut down other other RSS clients such as “Feedly” are becoming more popular after, 3 million have already switched to Feedly.