Using Feedly As Google Reader Alternative

English: This icon, known as the "feed ic...

English: This icon, known as the “feed icon” or the “RSS icon”, was introduced in Mozilla Firefox in order to indicate a web feed was present on a particular web page that could be used in conjunction with the Live bookmarks function. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and some other browsers have adopted the icon in order to promote a de facto standard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Couple weeks back, Google announced that it will shut down Google Reader.  This is a bad news for whoever that relies on Google Reader a lot.  In my case, I do rely on Google Reader quite often as it is one of the best ways, if not the best way, to allow me to follow up day to day events around the world and here at home (USA).  Especially, I do really rely on Google Reader to pull in technology RSS feeds.  Unfortunately, just like everyone else, I was frantically looking around for a good alternative to Google Reader.  Luckily, I found Feedly!

Before I found Feedly, I was looking at ManagingNews software which you could download for free and install onto a Linux server/machine.  Unfortunately, at this point in time, ManagingNews 1.2, the latest version, relies on an older Drupal version which contains bugs that have not yet been patched; these bugs might lead to computer security issue in the long run.  Of course, if one is to host ManagingNews for the Internet population, do expect to be hacked as ManagingNews has yet to be patched or updated with a more secure version.  With ManagingNews outdated version, I now turn to Feedly for good.

Feedly is definitely easy to use and intuitive in terms of adding RSS sources (to allow the importation of RSS feeds) and removing them.  Need more proof?  Check out the video right after the break and you would see me messing around with Feedly, in joy.  Enjoy!!!

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Installing ManagingNews, An Alternative To Google Reader

Google announced that they will shut down Google Reader in couple months.  I don’t remember the exact date which Google has set to shut down Google Reader, but if I’m not wrong it will be sometime in July of 2013.  Anyhow, since I’m a heavy Google Reader user, it’s hard for me to think that I can go without Google Reader for months and into the infinity.  Nonetheless, Google will shut down Google Reader, and there is nothing we can do about it.  So, I’ve been looking around for Google Reader replacement and I’ve found ManagingNews.  Of course, there might be better alternative Google Reader software/services out there, but for now I’m sticking with ManagingNews.  If you want to know how to use and install ManagingNews onto your computer, please watch the video right after the break.  By the way, ManagingNews is free!  Enjoy the video!!!