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Google Reader is importing its last feeds. Amid a chorus of grief, Google is shutting down the beloved service once and for all come Monday. Some users will leave a flower at Slate’s Google Graveyard and move on with their lives, bowing reluctantly to the Facebook and Twitter feeds that now rule the online news-consumption scene. The rest of us, who scoff at this notion of a post-RSS world, will wander like refugees from one reader app to another, never quite sure where we belong and bewildered by the many options we face. Pulse, Curata, Flipboard, Digg Reader, AOL Reader, Feedly—to whom should we turn in our darkest hour? But do not despair, my fellow RSS-ers! The above chart will help you bring order to the chaos. Click here for the full image.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.