Internet 1.0 King Announces Plan to Save and Rebuild Google Reader

By Gary Cutlack on at

Digg, which was sort of like the Reddit of a long time ago, has come up with a plan to save the axed Google reader RSS aggregator tool. By remaking it from the ground up.

According to a Digg blog post, the site's current backers are launching a scheme that will "identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features," giving those who are already mourning the loss of the clean, simple and easily synchronised feed reader something to look forward to.

Diig says it was already planning to build its RSS reader in the latter part of 2013, but has pushed forward development in the wake of Google's shock decision to close Reader this July. Although, given Digg's staggering fall from grace over the last few years, you might be best off using one of the other Reader alternatives already available than holding out any hope for this to magically save the day.

The company's looking for help over at if you have the necessary skills and motivation. [Digg via TNW]