Alternatives If You Read EMS Tips with Google Reader

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Users of the Google Reader, an RSS feed reader from Google, probably know by know that Google Reader will expire in July. I have been using Google Reader for several years to stay up to date on my favorite EMS, Fire, Technology, Politics, and Running blogs. Since the announcement of Google Reader’s demise I have been searching for a replacement for myself and Everyday EMS Tips readers.

Social Media Notifications

Watch for the latest posts through notifications to Facebook.com/EverydayEMSTips and @EvereydayEMSTips.

Kindle Reader Subscription

Everyday EMS Tips and many other EMS blogs are available as a Kindle Reader subscription(Amazon affiliate link). This blog is a great Kindle value because of the frequency of posts.

Feedly.com

I have been trialing the desktop and Android version of Feedly.com with mixed success and enthusiasm. The interface is more visual and I have found tools to organize feeds helpful (and wishing I had better organized feeds in Google Reader). Unfortunately how to move between feeds or mark posts as read is not nearly as intuitive as I would hope. Have you used Feedly? Any tips on how to become a power user?

Paramedic.Alltop.com

Feed aggregators like Alltop collect feeds by category. The 5 most recent post titles are displayed in a 3 column display. Hover over the post to see the first few sentences. Click on the post title to view the post in a new browser window or tab.

Another feed aggregator is the Fire and EMS hub from ResponderGateway.net.

Google Reader Alternatives

The  Teacher Cast blog lists 3 replacements for Google Reader.