UPDATE: Old Reader have announced that they will stay open to the public now they have new resources and a larger team – see here for details.
Old Reader set out to be a Google Reader replacement but now they have followed it into history. Old Reader was my prefered replacement for Google Reader. In fact I found it better than Google Reader because it was more like Google Reader used to be, hence the name. Obviously many others thought like me and we overloaded it to the extent it couldn’t cope. Today they announced it is going to shut, at least for most users. Read the full announcement here.
I did use Liferea locally for a while but found I liked Old Reader more but looks like I might go back to a local solution.