On Monday, July 1 Google will shut down one of its most useful services, Google Reader, claiming that not enough people use it any more. Well, I use it, along with millions of others, and the rest of you should have been.
Google Reader is an aggregator — a service that collects the latest items posted at your favorite websites and displays them on a single page. Other aggregators are already here and ready to go.
Two rather good ones, G2Reader and The Old Reader, run inside a Web browser and are best used on PCs or tablets. But the most sophisticated choice is a service called Feedly that’s so good I probably should have been using it all along. For one thing, it’s ultra-accessible. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Hiawatha Bray can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.