Syndication, really simple (and, how will you subscribe?)

the postman always rings thrice

With the recent announcement that Google Reader’s days are numbered, it’s occurred to me to clean up the options for RSS (really simple syndication) subscriptions here at The Molecular Ecologist. To that end, I’ve installed a shiny new Feedburner RSS feed, which should give us more control over what readers get in their RSS reader, as well as more information about how many people use the service. As a bonus, Feedburner offers subscriptions via e-mail. [Edit: the service is activated, but it doesn’t seem to be working just yet. Will upate when it’s online!Okay, now it’s working—subscribe to your heart’s content.] Both options are now prominently placed in our sidebar, for your convenience.

(The original site feed, http://www.molecularecologist.com/feed remains up and running, so you shouldn’t have any issues if you’re subscribed to that; but please consider switching to the new system!)

And, while we’re on the subject, am I the only one in the Molecular Ecologist community who’s mourning the passing of Google Reader? What alternatives are you folks out there using, or considering? In my initial panicked casting around last night, I tried out feedly, then paid a few bucks for Reeder. Both of these are essentially clients for Google Reader, but the developers of each are promising work-arounds before the GR goes down on 1 July. I’ll probably swap between them for a little while until I decide which fits my needs best.

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About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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