Feed aggregators, customizable pages: Resources & tools
Aggregators and customizable page platforms
Is there life after Google Reader?
Google announced on March 13th, 2013 that it would close its feed aggregator, Google reader, on July 1st of the same year. Since then, many Internet users have announced alternatives to this service on the social networks, including, notably, the proposals of Serge Courrier.
Serge Courrier, end of Google Reader, 2013, CC Licence By NC
The new feed readers that allow you to retrieve feeds from Google Reader, such as Pulse or Feedly, provide easier configuration of alerts: just perform a web search on with the search engine of the service and find the link to the source, then select this source.
(cf. Pulse example below).
Some examples of dedicated platforms
"Smart readers": Wasabi for Netvibes
This refers to the aggregators that display the selected feeds in a list or a category.
This presentation is the default in Google Reader and Netvibes has adopted it by proposing that subscribed Internet users update to its new interface (Wasabi).
The "smart readers" provide access to new items as soon as they appear on the monitored sites, in the same way as a mail box