Digg Building an Alternative to Google Reader, Asking for your Problems

Recently I have blogged about Google is shutting down it’s Google Reader Service. After this announcement made by Google, lot of people looking for an alternative for Google Reader. At the same time, lot of small webapp, software which offer rss reader service came to light.

Most of the similar service went down because of huge traffic spike in short period of time. The developers cannot be able to handle that much of traffic all at once.

This announcement made business for other similar products like, feedly which is considered as one of the most popular alternative for Google Reader. But this situation may not continue for longer days. Because, Digg one of the biggest Internet company announced one their official blog that they are building a Reader.

I’m sure they will build a better alternative to Google Reader compared to other alternative which are already available in the market now.

Here a short copy from their official announcement..

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.

Also, they are asking for your input on what you want to see in a reader. What problems should it solve for you? What’s useful? What isn’t? What do you wish it could do that it can’t today?

If you are willing to give some tips to them, then head over to their blog.

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