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Are there any good, free and open source alternatives to Google Reader? I'm looking for something that I can download and host on my own website/hosting service.

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Can you clarify? You're looking for an RSS client you can host? Like, you want a web page that's an aggregate of a bunch of feeds? Or you want a client that users can download? –  goblinbox Jun 25 '11 at 20:11
    
I apologize for being unclear. I'm looking for an open source and web based RSS client, that I can log in to and manage all my RSS feeds in. Just like Google Reader. –  Daniel Jonsson Jun 25 '11 at 20:15
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Try Tiny Tiny RSS.

Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.

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A better option would be Fever (feedafever.com), but it's not free. –  Alex Jun 25 '11 at 23:55
    
I tried Tiny Tiny RSS and it looks really cool. But sadly it requires open_basedir to be off, which it isn't on the hosting service that I use. –  Daniel Jonsson Jun 26 '11 at 6:16
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I just found selfoss. http://selfoss.aditu.de/ I'm installing it now on my own server and the feeds are now updating, so I can't vouch for the feed management, but I can tell already that a lot of work has been put into the design of the app even down to the implementation of keyboard shortcust. Additionally, there are mobile apps, but again, I haven't tried them yet.

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LinkPass.NET is yet another Online Feed Reader. Its really simple and fast. Moreover, it shows "Trending Now" info, which is very interesting.

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The links http: //www.linkpass.net/ & http: //linkpass.net/ don't work for me. If it is something else, please add a hyperlink to that site. –  mvark Nov 14 '12 at 3:19
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I'd suggest checking out NewsBlur.

There is a hosted version, but you can also run it on your own. All the code is open-sourced on GitHub.

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A good alternative is TodayNews.info

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This is considered a link online answer. Please elaborate. –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Jun 10 '13 at 11:19
    
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Dez Jun 20 '13 at 16:00
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Nothing beats Thunderbird as desktop client. Superb Searching and Intelligent offline mode gives me always time to read my favorite blogs even offline. ! In fact I found your Question in Thunderbird Reader Only!!!!

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The OP wanted a web-based RSS reader. –  Vidar S. Ramdal Nov 6 '12 at 14:34
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