Finally Google Reader has been discontinued today. Google announced back in March that in July the popular RSS service which started in 2005 will retire.
From now onwards Google Reader service won’t be available. All Google Reader subscription data (eg. lists of people that you follow, items you have starred, notes you have created, etc.) will be systematically deleted from Google servers. You can download a copy of your Google Reader data via Google Takeout until July 15, 2013. After that you won’t able to recover any Google Reader subscription data as it will be permanently and irrevocably deleted.
Though its unfortunate but this isn’t the end of the world, there are lots of alternatives available, such as Feedly, Pulse and NetNewsWire, also after the announcement many new services have stepped up to help fill its shoes.
But can these services replace Google Reader? Share your opinion in the comments section below.