Apps & Software

As Google Reader prepares to end, 500,000 users flock to Feedly

 
There are at least 500,000 people that wish Google Reader wasn’t coming to end, this according reports from fellow RSS reader ‘Feedly’. A giant migration of internet RSS users are on the move, taking shelter before the end of Google Reader.
 
According to Feedly, another RSS reader that has exploded with new users over the last two-days alone, “More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the feedly community over the last 48 hours”. As you can imagine the service couldn’t be happier with the move, the official Feedly website stated, “We love passionate readers. Welcome on board”.
 
Feedly was already popular but a sudden influx of 500,000 people isn’t anything a standard application prepares for on a day-to-day basis. That is why Feedly states its main goals over the next month is to “1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly”. So what does it take to ‘stay-open’ when a Google service shuts down and you’re the prettiest girl at the ball? Feedly says, “To keep the service up, we 10x our bandwidth and added new servers”.
 
more info: feedly
 
 
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