Google Finally Shuts Down Reader and Gives Users until 15 July 2013 to Download Their Data

After an apparent extra day of life Google Reader is finally shut down.

If you go to http://reader.google.com in your favorite web browser it will redirect you to http://www.google.com/reader/about/ and that page has a short 3 question FAQ about the discontinuation of Reader.

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Included in the note is a link to the website AlternativeTo which goes to a list of several different options that are considered alternatives to Google Reader which might be useful.

The other key piece of info in this redirected page is the fact that you only have a limited period of time to download your Google Reader data via Google Takeout.

That window of opportunity to grab all of your Reader history will apparently slam shut at 12PM PST (3 PM EST) on 15 July 2013.

So have you picked your Google Reader replacement?

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