Google announcement to end Google Reader on July 1, 2013 gave everyone shock. Everyone started looking for alternatives to Google Reader. Although there are many, but features are also matter of concern with the alternative reader.
Popular social news sharing website “Digg” announced building a RSS reader. This was announced on their blog that “We’re Building A Reader” by one of Digg’s team member, Andrew McLaughlin.
Digg’s Google Reader Alternative
It seems that close of Google Reader is Digg’s gain. Now Digg is focused to rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features. Also it plans to enhance the features to add Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and other social networking sites to it.
Andrew McLaughlin of Digg’s team announced the news to build an alternative. He said that the building new Reader project will be in their top priority list. Here are some excerpts of him.
We’ve heard people say that RSS is a thing of the past, and perhaps in its current incarnation it is, but as daily (hourly) users of Google Reader, we’re convinced that it’s a product worth saving. So we’re going to give it our best shot. 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.
Digg plans to provide alternative Reader by second half of 2013, which means before Google Reader closure date.
It was last year (2012), when Betaworks acquired Digg and then started rebuilding it. The new Digg design is clean with integration of reader votes is really appreciable. After the Google Reader closure announcement, Digg seems to have bigger thing on mind. Digg surely wants to gain huge reader count left behind by Google Reader.