First Facebook added hashtag capabilities to posts, a feature started by Twitter and long absent from Facebook’s network. Then, a week ago, Facebook announced embedding capabilities for public posts, a feature reminiscent of Twitter’s “Embed Tweet” function. And now, this? Facebook is taking yet another leaf from Twitter’s book by introducing a Trending Topics feature, according… Continue reading Facebook to Launch ‘Trending Topics’ Feature
Are free, quality RSS readers becoming a service of the past? Today feedly revealed feedly Pro, a paid subscription service to premium features on feedly. As perhaps the most popular RSS reader on the market, feedly could be setting a costly precedent for other RSS readers. For $5 per month feedly offers subscribers: Article search… Continue reading Feedly Reveals Pro Option for RSS Reader, Offers Lifetime Membership
“Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of this internet. Look for another?” That’s the message you now see when you try to use the Google Reader bookmarklet and have read all the posts within your subscriptions. Even though it’s a joke, it might leave a bitter taste for diehard Google Reader fans to swallow now that… Continue reading RIP Google Reader: The Google Graveyard [INFOGRAPHIC]
Every time I hear a press announcement these days I get a sense of déjà vu, as if I’ve heard the news before. Maybe that’s because heralded features like hashtags on Facebook and video support on Instagram were expected for a long time. Or maybe it’s because all these new features are pretty old and… Continue reading Back to the Social Future [COMIC]
Facebook is poised to launch a Flipboard-style newsreader service designed especially for mobile, knowledgeable sources told The Wall Street Journal. Labelled internally as “Reader,” the service will source content from Facebook users and brands, focusing on news. According to The Wall Street Journal’s sources, Reader has been in development for over a year under close observation by CEO Mark… Continue reading Rumor: Facebook Set to Release a Flipboard-Style News Reader Focused on Mobile
By now you’ve heard of the imminent demise of Google Reader. But how long do you have until Google shuts down Feedburner? How devastating would that be to your blog? Here we offer answers and evaluate alternatives to Feedburner. Rumors have floated around forever that Feedburner will get axed at some point! Google has already… Continue reading ALERT: Will Your Blog Get Burned When Google Shuts Down Feedburner?
Google caused quite the uproar yesterday when they announced Google Reader will be shut down in the beginning of July. If you’re a content curator or just an avid Reader fan, this could pose a really big blow to your productivity and the discovery system you’ve spent all that time constructing. So what is the… Continue reading How to Transition From Google Reader to Feedly [Plus Other RSS Reader Alternatives]
Google has just announced that they will retire Google Reader on July 1, 2013. Google stated two reasons for shutting down the service despite a loyal following: Usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for… Continue reading Google Announces They Will Close The Book On Google Reader In July Along With Several Other Products