Competing RSS feeds are starting to gear up for the imminent ending of Google Reader’s long and successful life, and users are scrambling to find a new RSS feed that they can rely on for their daily dose of news.
Feedly, which used to be a Google-supported RSS app, is transforming itself into an independent RSS service, and recently launched a browser-based version of the service called
Is you are a Feedly user, you might have noticed that the site won’t load this morning. That is because late last night, they were attacked by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The person(s) responsible for this is demanding a ransom in order to stop the attack.
Where are the users headed following news of Google Reader’s shutdown? To Feedly, it seems. We already heard the company announce it had passed half a million users, but more importantly, Feedly is now winning on mobile, too. According to new U.S. App Store and Google Play data, Feedly is leaving competitors like Newsblur and Reeder far behind.
I like feedly but I since I live in the terminal, I wanted to have a console client for it. There wasn't one so I made one.Feednix is a feedly console client written in C++. You can view previews of posts, open them in w3m, or in your default browser among other things.For more details please visit its page.
Feedly, as its name implies, is a service that started out as a better way for users to read their RSS feeds. But RSS never caught on in the mainstream, although it powers many of the social news-reading platforms we now use, such as Flipboard and Pulse.
Shortly after the announcement from Google about closing Greader, I opted for Feedly as the replacement. I realized that the Reader may not be fully compatible With Greader in terms of functionality. However, by now Feedlay starts to irritate me. The problem seems related to the huge cache it leaves behind and opening different web pages as one reads the news.
Earlier this month, Google Reader replacement Feedly began offering a paid version of its service, but only in limited quantities. Barely a day after the paid tier became available, the company sold out of the introductory 5,000 Pro accounts it had initially offered.
RSS reader Feedly has been on a roll ever since Google announced it was shutting down Google Reader, and the alternative reader has rolled out a new mobile app. In this new version, users will benefit from a new search and discovery engine, visual tweaks for easier reading, and better sharing.
Who have the DDoS attackers not hit, is the question? This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals are attempting to extort money in return for returning the service to normal operations. And only yesterday, Evernote was a victim of a similar attack.