A number of years ago, probably around 2003 or 2004, I discovered the website Bloglines.com and the power of reading “web feed” content in a web-based RSS reader. I stuck with Bloglines for a couple of years, but at some point discovered Google Reader and ported all my feeds over to it. I haven’t looked back often. I love Google Reader and the functionalities it affords, especially the ability to read content in mobile-optimized formats and share articles with others at the click of a button.

This evening, thanks to an article in Mashable, I read that Bloglines is going the way of the Dodo.

Farewell Bloglines, and thanks to all the Bloglines developers who gave me my first introduction to the powerful world of digital newspapers.

I was interested to read that RSS reader use is on the decline. I wonder if apps like Flipboard will change that? When we will start teaching students in ALL our schools now to create and use customized, digital newspapers?


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One Response to Farewell Bloglines, my first digital newspaper

  1. Wesley Fryer says:

    Interesting to read WordPress.com has just rolled out a new RSS subscription service!


    Long live RSS!

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