Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cha cha cha changes





New and improved doesn't always mean better.   I've been ignoring Google's little messages up until now about the loss of reader and igoogle because simply haven't  had the time to deal with it. No that's not true. I didn't want to take the time because I knew it would take time, lots of it.   As we all know, when it comes the computer, it takes time.  I've also been contemplating a new laptop but that's a whole other story.  Have been researching and reading and checking out what other folks have been saying about all the choices out there.

I personally hate, err dislike Google's Chrome. It's a very simple but important reason - I can't make changes on blogger through Chrome.  Believe me, I've tried. Which is odd since blogger and Chrome are both Google products.  And if I can't update my blogs, well.  Nuff said.  So Firefox remains my number one browser, and I love Adblock plus which between Norton Security and it, pretty much wipes out all ads everywhere.  Imagine my surprise when I went onto facebook using my nook and saw all the ads in the sidebar.  So nice to know what I haven't been missing. 

I've gone exploring and checked out NetVibes which was snazzy but way too slow to load.  Protopage just rubbed me the wrong way. I've fallen in like with Ustart.org and after playing with it a while, think it will make a good replacement for igoogle. Have taken the plunge and set it up as my home page.  

As far as the reader goes, I discovered Feedly who has stepped up to the plate to take over and seamlessly clone google reader and make the transition very smooth.  I'm getting used to it, but debating whether I'll just go back to old fashioned method of keeping the blogs I follow in my sidebar and clicking over from there.  Have already weaned myself from google reader and rarely look at it these days so won't be much of a loss.  

 When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.  ~Victor Frankl


5 comments:

  1. I'm giving Feedly a try, too. I really do like the mobile app. It's made it much easier to keep up on blogs via my phone.

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    1. I haven't tried the mobile app yet. Will have to check it out.

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  2. I set up a Feedly account but don't love it. I think I'm going to go with Old Reader. I'm still waiting for them to import my feeds, but oonce that happens, I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with it.

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    1. At this point, I'm not loving feedly so much. Easier to just connect from my blog. Of course I hate change any way. Have heard several people talk about Old Reader now. Will have to look into it.

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  3. Isn't that strange that you can't do anything to your blog with Chrome?? I use Chrome all of the time. I never used a reader. Just click on the blogs I love from my blog. Makes life easier..IMHO. :D

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