Following Google’s decision to shut down Reader, many alternative RSS services have started popping up around the web. Today, AOL launched their own Reader service as a limited private beta. To get in, you’ll need to visit the AOL Reader page and enter your email address.
The service will presumably accept AOL and non-AOL addresses, but so far it doesn’t seem to provide any visual feedback or a confirmation email telling you whether you’ve been added to the beta pool when we tested with both Gmail and AOL addresses.
Additionally, Digg’s impending Reader product has gone into private beta. Gizmodo has a preview, and notes that the service, while still noted as a “beta, beta,” does a solid job of importing your feeds from Google Reader and presenting them in a nice, clean format:
Because of the speed in which Digg Reader was developed, the service lacks some of the features you have come to expect from Google, but don’t be surprised to see Digg’s version gaining capabilities as time goes on.
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