We knew this day was coming. Google had informed us back in March that come July, the popular RSS service Google Reader would be shutting down for good. And that day has now arrived.
Starting today, the Google Reader service will no longer be available. If you have any data that you may want to recover, such as list of sites you subscribed to, starred items, notes, etc., then you can download a copy from Google before July 15, 2013.
Thankfully, the death of Google Reader does not mean the death of RSS. There are tons of alternatives available, such as Feedly, Pulse, NetNewsWire, etc. that you can still use. It’s unfortunate that Google Reader had to die an untimely death but your RSS usage shouldn’t have to stop with it.
You can find more information on how to download your data and alternatives to Google Reader from the link below.