If you do it via Google Reader, You must be aware by now that Google has announced that they will be retiring the service 01-July-2013. Oh NO!
But hey, there are alternatives. Who knew? Google was the 800 lb gorilla in the room. With them active, the alternatives were boutique news readers, largely ignored except by the Neteratti.
I am not going to tell you what reader to use - that is a decision that each must make for him/her/self.
Feedly. Why did I choose it?
- It uses OAuth for authentication, via your Google account. (That means that Feedly asks, via OAuth, that Google authenticate you.) Why is this good?
- Federated identity management (OAuth - Open Authentication - is the authentication portion of OpenID - a federated identity manager) is the way things will be working everywhere in the future. Step aboard the train!
- Doing authentication properly is hard. Google is an experienced old-hand at this. I trust them much more than I'd trust a brand new site.
- If you are already logged into Google, you will not be asked for a password when opening Feedly.
- No new password to memorize
- Feedly will automatically import the current state of your Google Reader.
- There is an iOS Feedly app
- There is a Firefox Feedly plugin.