Switching To Google Reader From Bloglines

google reader loadingYes, after four years, I’ve switched from Bloglines (BL) to Google Reader (GR). GR seems a tad slower than BL, but I like its interface better.

Grow-a-brain‘s feed in BL stopped displaying URLs properly a couple years ago, such that all HTML was stripped from it, so you didn’t know what was a link; however, it works in GR.

One thing I don’t like about GR: a subscription isn’t automatically marked as “read” if I select it. I have to click a “Mark all as read” button or scroll through the items to mark them. Those few milliseconds of effort ARE noticeable.

Bloglines Withdrawal

www.bloglines.com:

The owners of the domain name bloglines.com are accepting offers from interested parties willing to obtain ownership rights over the domain name. You may learn more about how to place your offer by clicking HERE.

WHAT THE?! Someone forget to mail the cheque?

I backed up my blogline feeds about six months ago. Did you back up yours?

Online Bloglines alternatives:

I think Yahoo! has one, but here’s a list of some web and client-based programs RSS readers.

Update: J-Walk reports it’s working for him. Maybe it IS a Canadian thing. Here’s a screenshot of what I get (click to enlarge):

Bloglines is down?