Goodbye, Google Reader

"From your 145 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 4,712 items, clicked 190 items, starred 0 items, and emailed 1 items. Since August 27, 2009 you have read a total of 161,244 items."
I started using Reader as a college junior. It permanently changed my information consumption and use by making it possible for me to store up and consume data whenever I had time. I use it to find posts to make myself, on this blog and on my own RSS feed of interesting article. Here are the replacements I've considered:
  • The Old Reader - it works, but slow updates and the interface isn't pretty
  • Curata - no way to show unread
  • - ok, but only works on my modern laptop and I can't figure out how to click throuhg efficiently.
  • Digg Reader - no way to show unread
  • AOL Reader - no access yet
  • Newsblur - I like this one the most, and am currently paying $2/month for it. For something that I spend hours on, its well worth my time.

Ultimately, I'll keep trying out The Old Reader and Newsblur. I think the winner will be one of these. For now, I'll miss Google Reader's analytics, seen below. Do note that these are based on my computer's local time, so things read on the west coast at midnght show here as 2 AM. :)

The Soundtrack to the Social Network

Is my next work-related music thing.