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Eulogy to Google Reader

Google has announced today that they are shutting down Google Reader on July 1st 2013. Here's what they said on the official Google blog : We launched  Google Reader  in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with  Google Takeout  over the course of the next four months. Google Reader is one of the apps that I have been relying on, every single day, almost since the time it showed up in Google Labs (itself discontinued in July 2011).  I started using Reader with my account on Dec 7th 2005 and then migrated to my account with Google Apps For Your Domain when Reader started supporting it. I've looked at 153,000 items in over 7 years from 200 feeds. That's a