Following the public outcry that Google was shutting down its Reader service, the people over at Digg have confirmed that they will now be devoting their efforts to replacing it
Digg, aggregator of all things interesting and newsworthy have now confirmed that they will be working on a replacement to Google Reader after the search giant confirmed it was closing down the much-loved RSS reader.
Speaking in a blog post, Andrew from Digg confirmed that the website had actually been looking into doing something similar for some time but now that the search giant had finally made the move Digg would be focusing all their attention on creating their own online news reader.
"We’ve been planning to build a reader in the second half of 2013, one that, like Digg, makes the Internet a more approachable and digestible place. After Google’s announcement, we’re moving the project to the top of our priority list. We’re going to build a reader, starting today."
"Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st. Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure they are getting the best from their favorite sections of the Internet."
Don't expect the finished article anytime soon though, the site will be asking for feedback to find out what consumers want and how they could improve on Google's own iteration.
Google recently announced that it would be closing Google Reader instead deciding to pour more manpower into fewer projects, most notable of which could be Google Glass.