... what does it do that's useful that I don't already have, and have had, for close to a third of a century?
Just askin ...
Google Reader refugees have another alternative reader, with Feedly announcing that its Feedly Pro is now available to all. Not, however, for free. The $US45 a year or $US5 per month might look like stretching the willingness of punters to hand over dollars for a humble RSS reader, but the development work on the Pro version …
I tried the free version and it didn't really agree with me. There were a massive amount of bugs and the user interface is pretty but I found it unusable for how I read RSS feeds.
I'm using NetVibes at the minute, it isn't exactly amazing but it does the job of replacing Google Reader quite nicely.
Could they have chosen a more of-the-moment-social-media style name if they'd tried? I doubt it.
The name conjurs up corporate imagery of a late summer field full of fashionably-bearded hipster twentysomethings socialising, shot against the sun to give the (admans' current favourite) intentionally washed-out, lens-flared look which would then be digitally processed to make the colours and contrast look slightly imperfect in a pseudo "faded film footage from 40 years ago" way.
And the soundtrack would be some ***** strumming a guitar or ukelele, whistling and singing in a not-too-perfect, down-to-earth non-threateningly faux-chummy manner. In short, just like every corporate ******* trying to appropriate a fake sense of friendship and community in order to grab and mine as much of people's personal information as possible. (*)
Feedly? C***ly more like! Bunch of Tossrs.
(* falls over onto ground, foam coming from his mouth *)
(*) I've no idea if Feedly are actually trying to do this. Just that the gratingly faux-whimsical name conjurs up all those associations.
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