|URL||• • •|
|Archiving status||In progress...|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
Google Reader was an RSS feed reader, launched by Google in 2005 and killed off in 2013.
On the March 13, Google announced that they'll "spring clean" Google Reader at Official Google Reader Blog:
- Powering Down Google Reader
- 3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM
- Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer
- We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.
- There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
- To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.
- Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.
Reader and Reader API were turned off soon after midnight, Pacific time, July 2.
All WARCs will land at http://archive.org/details/archiveteam_greader. The total size will be about 8800 GB (feed data + directory + stats).
We don't yet have a convenient tool to read a specific feed in the uploaded megawarcs. The uploaded CDX files do allow seeking directly to a feed URL in the megawarcs.
Backing up your own data
- Main page - google.com/reader/
- Export some data via Google Takeout until July 15. Your ZIP file will contains subscriptions and starred items, but not tags. This can be imported into any of the Google Reader alternatives.
- Before it shut down, you could export *everything* with Reader is Dead