By Vamien McKalin | Mar 18, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Since the surprise demise of Google Reader, 500,000 former users quickly switched to Feedly in the 48 hours after the plug was pulled. Feedly has a done an awesome job in enticing users to choose its platform as the Google Reader alternative, but what will the fallout be from this massive migration?
Feedly offers similar features to Google Reader, many of which are bound to entice users who want to feel right at home. There are options to customize the launch page and the ability to view stories in various modes such as Magazine or Cards. However, Feedly needs to make more improvements to accommodate over half a million more users.
So far, the developers behind Feedly have launched new servers and increased bandwidth by 10 times, so this should allow for Feedly to keep up with demand, especially if more Google Reader fans choose to take the plunge.
For those who might be wondering, Feedly allows for Google Reader feeds to be seamlessly migrated, so don't worry about having to recreate your feeds. However, you will have to sync your feeds before Google Reader shuts down come July 1.
While some may be crying over the death of Google Reader, RSS founder Dave Winer is fine with it.
"I won't miss it. Never used the damn thing. Didn't trust the idea of a big company like Google's interests being so aligned with mine that I could trust them to get all my news," says Winer.
"Next time, please pay a fair price for the services you depend on. Those have a better chance of surviving the bubbles," Winer later added.
Since the demise of Google Reader, 100,000 users have signed a petition hoping to save it, but that will likely have no effect.
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