The dev is responsive on Twitter (just today we debugged some issues) and the entire thing (including both iOS and Android apps!) is open source, so if they decide to discontinue it you could stand up your own local copy.
Hopefully all the premium members make it a little less likely that that'll happen.
I get news from Twitter first, though. Feedly is something I check later in the day, or not even once a day.
The period between when Reeder lost Google Reader and when it gained new sync options temporarily killed RSS for me, as every other app I tested just made me wish for Reeder. It's one of my favorite apps of all time.
Of the applications I pay for on my Mac, Reeder is my favorite, with 1Password close second.
Here's the link to how I did it: https://projectdelphai.github.io/blog/2013/03/15/replacing-g...
I found recently, though, that it was not giving me all the things I thought were relevant to me (especially in the .NET world, where I work).
So, recently, I started using The Old Reader. It's nice and clean, and unobtrusive. It's not slick, but that doesn't matter to me in this area. If there was a nice CLI reader (like Mutt) for RSS, I'd probably use that. I'm thinking that'd be a nice weekend project.
My protip is I only subscribe to personal blogs with infrequent update schedules. So no TechCrunch and no Engadget, etc
it has web, ios and android clients!
My biggest psychological point that I've learned of myself is I find myself skeptical & leery of long-term using Feedly because they won't take my money. My gut is telling me "I want a RSS Reader with a business model so I know its worth my time investment", although my brain knows that a subscription models ensures viability with the same guarantees as ad models.
* Rock-solid, I haven't seen an outage
* Impressively fast (Reeder updates from it much faster than it ever did with Google Reader: I can get all my feeds in one Tube stop's worth of wifi)
* Has good features like filtering (goodbye "latest podcast" spam) and highlighting (only see certain posts from high-volume feeds
* Great keyboard UI on the web.
Can't recommend it enough. I understand it also has an interesting tech stack behind it too.
Despite shifting a lot of article tracking to Twitter, I still find RSS to be a better way to track and consume long form content. Also, the signal to noise ratio of the average RSS feed is much better than that of the average Twitter feed for people whose article's I'd like to read.
I've never cared for reading entries in the reader, I just want it to show me a list of links that I can easily mark as read and click through to the original article.
I then use the Thunderbird built-in NNTP reader to get all my feeds.
I think this is a good way to do it, because it means we could gather all RSS-retrieving capabilities for common sites and share the items much more efficiently than having everyone poll on all servers. When you think of it, a Network News Transfer Protocol seems to be a good solution for propagating sites updates.
It also means that I don't get to share my "seen/flagged" status across devices, which is good: I have taken this occasion to follow less and less sites, and live more outside of the feeds than inside them.
Note: the web reader of gwene.org (read.gwene.org) seems to be outdated; if you point your news reader at news.gwene.org you will get all the latest entries.
I do something similar, I have a server sat around polling RSS feeds and when new entries are posted they're piped into a chatroom which I look at during the course of the day.
As for how, I built my own reader: https://github.com/edavis/river
It generates a roughly reverse chronological "river of news" (http://rsshub.org/feeds/) via a config file I host on Dropbox (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19853263/Feeds/feeds.txt).
If I may brag, I'm pretty damn happy with how it turned out.
I've tried all the results of the diaspora of Google Reader and Bazqux is by far the best solution for pure RSS reading. It has a lightning fast super-clean web UI, updates very quickly, has a completely clean interface, and costs $9/year. Well worth it.
They offer a free trial if you want to try it out. I think it lasts 14 days.
Also it works with all the various RSS reader mobile apps; Press, Greader, Reeder, and Mr. Reader.
It does have a terrible name, though.
(Note: I don't get anything for this admittedly glowing endorsement. I'm just a satisfied customer.)
It's lightweight, has a GReader-like UI, a decent Android app, an API, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
With the demise of many of the Craigslist national search apps, I ended up taking SimplePie into that realm and produced a 418-CLfeed search engine for personal use as a collector/hobbyist ...OK, hoarder. Works!
Other great options: http://theoldreader.com/ and http://feedly.com/
Reddit and Hacker News. Aggregates everything together and crops out much of the nonsense (although both have a bias, so some points of view are inherently filtered).
Only big downside is no offline availability. However in my limited trials with RSS the promise of offline was rarely delivered up to a workable standard (e.g. pages would be so mangled it was painful to read them, key images missing, etc).
I prefer this process to RSS feed readers because 1) it doesn't take much longer 2) you get the full experience that the web designer intended (ie: sidebar content, menus, comments, etc)
It's similar to Google Reader in UI and features.
My setup is FeedWrangler as sync backend and ReadKit on Mac, Mr. Reader on iPad, and Reeder on iPhone.
I could not live without my rss feeds. :)
Gets the job done.