Retired web-based RSS newsreader from Google from 2007 to July 1, 2013.

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Alternatives for Google Reader (with Android synchronizing)

Now that Google Reader is being retired, what are my options for consuming RSS feeds on the web and synchronizing with my Android device? Social media sharing is not as important to me as being able ...
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Are there other web alternatives of Google Reader? [duplicate]

I assume probably most of you use Google Reader for following and reading RSS or Atom feeds. My question is are there any web alternatives that some of you have used and are happy with?
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Is there a way to export starred items from Google Reader?

I am familiar with exporting/importing RSS feeds, however I would like some way to backup the thousands of starred items that I have collected in Google Reader. I don't even necessarily need to be ...
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How do I subscribe to a private RSS feed in Google Reader?

I want to subscribe to a private RSS feed, however when I paste the link into Google Reader's +Add Subscription, I get an empty feed. How do I get Google Reader to authenticate my private RSS feed?
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Send to Google Plus from Reader [closed]

Is it currently possible to send to Google Plus from Google Reader? Either a Chrome extension or a custom Send To link would work. Update: This question is now obsolete. With the changes to Reader, ...
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Is there a way to filter RSS feeds in Google Reader?

I have a number of busy RSS feeds for which I only find a subset of the messages to be of interest to me. Is there a way to configure Google reader to only display certain RSS items that match ...
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Google Reader alternatives with feature requests

After trying out some suggestions in similar questions, here are some feature must-haves*: Import from Google Reader. If it's web based, Firefox and Chrome compatible. If it's an application, Linux, ...
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What is Google Reader's “Sort by magic”? [closed]

In Google Reader you can choose to either sort by newest, oldest, or by "magic". What exactly does this last option mean?
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How do I retrieve the full content of a post via RSS feed on Google Reader?

Most of RSS feeds nowadays only include the title and a small abstract of the posts. For this kind of feeds, is there any way to retrieve the full contents on Google Reader? So having to visit the ...
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How do I change the sort order of items in Google's top navigation bar?

I guess this certainly qualifies as a "first world problem", but recently the link to Google Reader disappeared from the top navigation bar across all my Google Account services (Gmail, Calendar, ...
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How do I mark an item as 'Unread' in Google Reader?

I'd like to be able to mark individual posts as Unread. UPDATE 1: Some of you have let me know that the option exists at the bottom, but it simply doesn't in my view: UPDATE 2: It seems only older ...
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What is a good alternative to Google Reader?

In particular, my friends and I are looking for something that has a similar social sharing aspect -- where we can share feed items with one another, from within the same interface. Basically, what ...
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When I “Mark All As Read” in Google Reader - does this count towards my read items in Trends?

I like using Trends to see my activity in Reader. When I "Mark All As Read" does this count towards my "Read" items in Trends?
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How to get more accurate 'Read' stats in Google Reader

Google Reader provides stats on the % Read for each feed. The problem is that most of these(for me at least) are at 100% so are not very useful. I use the 'j' shortcut key to flick through the unread ...
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What's the difference between “Like” and “Star” an item in Google Reader?

I'm confused which one should I use to mark an item as favorite.
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No 'Mark Unread' in Google Reader

Just noticed that 'Mark unread' link in the footer of each item in Google Reader disappeared. Tried in different browsers, tried clearing the cache - didn't help. Pressing "M" button does nothing. ...
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Can I download all my data from Google Reader?

Google Reader will shutdown on the 1st of July. It has many important links for me. Can I download my Google Reader data or not?
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Archive/export all the blog entries from a RSS feed in Google Reader

Is there a way to export or archive all the blog posts from a feed in Google Reader? Sometimes blogs get deleted, but Google Reader still manages to save much of their content. How can I export ...
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Is there a way to mark all posts as unread in Google Reader?

I'm looking for a way to mark all items from a specific RSS feed as unread in Google Reader. Is there a way to do this?
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Is there a way to archive feeds in Google Reader?

I have several feeds in Google Reader that I want to keep available (for searching, starred posts, etc.), but I don't want them to keep being updated with new posts. Is there a way to "archive" ...
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Is there a way to follow the posts of individual Twitter users in Google Reader? [closed]

I want to have feeds for people that I follow on Twitter right in my Google Reader interface, but none of the ways that I've tried to subscribe seem to work.
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How to read twitter updates from Google Reader?

For a long time now I've wished that I could view my twitter updates in google reader along with all the other blogs and such that I subscribe to. However despite my efforts I haven't been able to ...
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Instapaper RSS feed is not working?

I have been using Instapaper for a long time. I have used RSS feed from it and Google Reader for feed reader. Somehow this stopped working for about a month ago. I don't get any feeds from Instapaper ...
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How to move a Google Reader account?

Google recently decided that I can't be logged in to my Gmail and Apps accounts at the same time, so I want to move my Google Reader data from one to the other. I know of the "Import/Export feeds" ...
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What happened to the offline mode in google reader?

There used to be a 'labs' feature that enabled offline mode for google reader, but I no longer have it. I think it disappeared after one of the numerous 'upgrades' I have been offered over the last ...
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Starring all my liked items in Google Reader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to mass-star items in Google Reader? I've been "liking" items in Google Reader to keep them around, but that's been changed. You can now +1 them (and ...
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Is there any way to change themes on Google Reader?

It seems that a few important google apps already offer theme customization. Is there any way to change the theme on Google Reader as well?
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Accessing my Google Reader account without using my main Google Account password

Is there anyway I can access a Google Reader account without entering my main password that could be used to steal access to my other service accounts, like Gmail? I like to spend my free time ...
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Is there any way to customize the Google Reader interface?

I'm using a netbook, with screen resolution of 1024x600. Surfing the web is generally okay, but the scrolling pane in Google Reader is rather small. Even when showing collapsed items, there's only ...
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How can I export a list of my RSS feeds from Google Reader?

How can I export a list of my RSS feeds from Google Reader? I can copy the 'Subscriptions' page, but it's not a very good format for exporting out into other applications.
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Adding your YouTube subscriptions to Google Reader?

So I have a few subscriptions on my YouTube account and I would like to put an RSS feed that has all these subscriptions accumulated into my Google Reader account. Is it possible? I've been looking ...
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Subscribe to Google Reader RSS without opening reader?

Every time I try to add an RSS feed in Fox to Google Reader, it opens the damn Google Reader subscribe window. Any way around this?
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How to migrate all my Google data to another acount?

I'm using Gmail, Google Reader, calendar, Picasaweb and other services. I've decide to change my Google ID. And I am moving Gmail data first (via POP3), but it is a very hard job. I'm afraid to move ...
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Is there a way to mass-star items in Google Reader? [closed]

Is there a way to mass-star items in Google Reader?
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Google Reader replacement that does FULL history import?

A while ago, I posted via Google Reader alternatives: did you make a choice yet? indicating this about Feedly: PRO: GR imported posts contains all history (even from blog feeds that are now ...
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Global RSS feed from Google Reader

Can I get a single feed combining all of my subscriptions out of Google Reader? I mean I'm subscribed to 80 something feeds in Reader, and I want to use that as a single feed in another app. Is that ...
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Force Google Reader to always use HTTPS [closed]

Gmail always use HTTPS but it is because Google enforces it. So how about Google Reader? Is it possible to always open Google Reader using HTTPS (other than typing it explicitly in the URL location ...
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What is the difference between tags and folders in Google Reader?

Google Reader has the concept of folders and tags. What is the difference between these concepts? Should I group my subscriptions by folders or tags?
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Can I stop Google Reader from forgetting old items? [closed]

It seems that Google Reader automatically deletes items older than about a month, even if they're unread. Or at least it no longer shows them as unread. It technically makes sense as it calls them ...
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Google reader shared items in Facebook

Is there a way to link my Google Reader shared items to Facebook updates. ie., whenever I share something in Google Reader it should appear in my Facebook updates as well. Is there a way to achieve ...
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In Google Reader, is there a keyboard shortcut to swtich between show new items and show all items?

I pretty much use the keyboard exclusively in Google Reader, but I would really like a keyboard shortcut to switch between showing new items and all items. I know about showing the shortcuts cheat ...
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Have Google Reader show entire Digg article?

If you subscribe to a Digg RSS feed, I'm sure you are familiar with this problem. You can view the story, but then you have to click through to Digg.com, and then click again to view the actual ...
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How can I disable new follower notifications?

Is there any way I can disable new follower notifications on the Google Reader page? The ones that appear on the top left hand for Google Reader shared items.
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Automatically cleaning up Google Reader for now defunct blogs [closed]

I am having hundreds of feeds in my Google Reader. Some of the feeds have ceased to work (technically) or have not received new posts for years. Would there be some kind of automatic way to clean-up ...
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How to force Google web apps to use traditional scroll bars?

More and more of the Google web apps replace their scroll bars with CSS based ones that require a mouse to scroll (traditional scroll bar control based ones allow you to use the keyboard for ...
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What's the best way to read through the archives of a blog?

I need a piece of software which would make it easy for me to systematically read through the archives of a blog. Manually going through the archives is a pain. I want to be able to check off what ...
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Why do deleted posts still appear in my Google Reader feed? [closed]

Sometimes I see posts popping up in Google Reader and when I try to click the hyperlink to go to the original post, it's already deleted. How is it possible that Google Reader still shows posts that ...
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2answers
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Can you specify how posts in Google Reader are marked as read? [closed]

Google Reader tends in my opinion to be a bit over-eager to mark posts as read - if you click on a post or scroll over the top of it it will be marked as read. Is there a setting to control the ...
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Free Google Reader alternative with mobile web version

I mean something like that (http://www.google.com/reader/i): What I've tried: Feedly - no mobile web version NewsBlur - paid for more than 12 feeds (I have more) Netvibes - mobile version not ...
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How to raise Google Reader RSS feed entry limit? [closed]

I have a combined RSS feed of all my RSS feeds in Google Reader. The URL is like: http://www.google.com/reader/atom/user%F4K3U53RC0D3%2Fstate%2Fcom.google%2Freading-list. But that feed contains only ...