I have a full day of conference calls today so minimal time for blogging but I thought it was important that the world should know where I stand today about a Google Reader replacement.
Here’s what I’m UAT-ing*:
- Digg Reader
So far, Feedly is looking good for use on both computer terminal and iPhone. Bloglovin’ seems kind of meh. Newsblur got on my nerves right out of the gate because of it’s pre-population during set-up with hipster sites I wouldn’t read on a regular basis under normal circumstances. Once a I replace them with a few of my own regular stops, evaluation will be more realistic – right now I’m just marking everything as read as soon as it opens, due to the irritation factor.
No thanks to Pulse. Not interested in a colorful and interactive mosaic. Likewise Digg Reader – practice on someone else and get back to me when you have it right. Also, anything linking usage to Facebook friends gets an automatic rejection from me.
For the record, I want a simple feed reader not a social network built around similar taste in reading material. I’m not one for the echo chamber. I’d much rather have open discussion with reasonable people who can have a sane conversation about differing opinions.
*User Acceptance Testing. Do you think I’m spending too much time working on IT issues?