Now, that we’ve all gotten over the butthurt feelings of Google shutting down Reader, the next question is what are the alternatives? We compiled an initial list of suggestions, but someone started a crowd-sourced spreadsheet to further help our your selection process.
Most surprising is the team behind the new Digg (which is excellent now courtesy of Betaworks and you should totally check it out) is fast-tracking a Google Reader alternative.
We’ve been planning to build a reader in the second half of 2013, one that, like Digg, makes the Internet a more approachable and digestible place. After Google’s announcement, we’re moving the project to the top of our priority list. We’re going to build a reader, starting today.
We hope to 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. Don’t get us wrong: we don’t expect this to be a trivial undertaking. But we’re confident we can cook up a worthy successor.
Really looking forward to this if it’s comparable to Chartbeat and Digg. Betaworks makes some really fine products.