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Digg is building a Google Reader copy, hopes to have it done by July 1

Posted By Ashraf On March 17, 2013 @ 4:10 AM In World Wide Web | No Comments

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Sad by the demise of Google Reader [2]? Feedly already has plans on building a Google Reader clone. If you don’t want to go with Feedly or other alternatives [3], you now have another option — Digg.

Digg has announced in a blog post their intent on building a Google Reader replacement. They say they had already been planning on releasing an RSS reader in the second half of 2013 but have hastened their plans and made the development of this reader priority number after Google’s recent announcement.

Digg plans on making this RSS reader a copy of Google Reader but not an exact clone. They will “identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what’s interesting.”

All in all, Digg plans on releasing their reader by July 1 (which coincides with the end of Google Reader) and want your help doing it. Not only have they made job positions for those of you that literally want to take part in development, but they are also soliciting suggestions from users. You can head over the blog post in the via link below to provide your ideas, if you want.

[via Digg blog [4], Mashable [5]]


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[2] demise of Google Reader: http://dottech.org/100479/google-is-shutting-down-google-reader-will-no-longer-be-available-after-july-1-2013/

[3] other alternatives: http://dottech.org/100488/what-are-the-best-alternatives-to-google-reader-ask-dottechies/

[4] Digg blog: http://blog.digg.com/post/45355701332/were-building-a-reader

[5] Mashable: http://mashable.com/2013/03/14/digg-reader/

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