Google Reader is dead. Here are five alternatives.
Google Reader officially closed on Monday, leaving a void in the information aggregation market. Check out our list of Google Reader replacements.
Pulse is snazzy. There is no doubt about that. With a few clicks, you can choose what kind of articles you want to read or import your settings from Google Reader and – bam! – all of the stories appear as neat little picture tiles with headlines on a black background.
You can post to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or send an article link via e-mail. There are also options to save articles and change the fonts and shading to optimize your reading experience.
For shorter stories – think AP wire updates – you can read directly from the Pulse website, but for longer stories – New Yorker/Daily Beast features – the site spits out a new tab.