Digg Reader a worthy heir to Google Reader?

August 7th, 2013

See this image often?  If you weren't aware, it indicates the presence of a "web feed" -  a data format for providing users with frequently updated content.  RSS is included in a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—also in this family are blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video feeds. RSS feeds benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. Google Reader was one of the more popular RSS readers available. That’s why there was such an outcry once Google announced it was subsequently getting rid of the service. The latest news? Google Reader might be gone, but the new Digg Reader is a worthwhile replacement.

A worthy successor

That successor? Digg Reader, a new RSS reader developed by community news voting company Digg. The new reader is easy to navigate and, according to a recent PCMag review by Duffy, makes it easy for users to put together and follow their favorite news feeds.


Simplicity matters with regards to RSS readers. And Digg Reader comes through by putting news feeds, settings and special features where they make the most sense, Duffy said. And that’s reason for Google Reader fans to rejoice.

For business owners

On top of that, Digg Reader gives business owners the opportunity to efficiently keep updated on the news that impacts their companies. For this reason, the new reader ought to be celebrated.