Google Reader now running up to 50 hours behind

This is a follow up post to one I wrote last week. Like many people, I use Google Reader to follow RSS feeds. Also like many people, I've noticed that it is sometimes slow. I had always assumed that my sources weren't  providing content in a timely manner.

Last week I learned that the problem wasn't the source feeds; the problem lies with gReader.  There are times where it neglects to check a source feed for new content, and I've noticed some surprising delays. This morning gReader rose to a new height of FAIL.

I'm now looking at the RSS feeds from one of my blogs, and gReader neglected to update that feed for  close to 50 hours. That is a new record.

And I know for a fact that the problem was not the source feed. This particular feed came from Feedburner.  I also follow the email sub for this feed, and it was picking up new posts on time and sending them by email on schedule.

It's time to look for an alternative. Any suggestions?

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Google Reader now running up to 50 hours behind

  1. I use Outlook which works pretty well, and is convenient, since I use it for my emails. You can also use Thunderbird, which is slightly better, but it’s buggy and its email side has really gone down in the last year or two.

  2. I use Opera’s RSS reader.

  3. I use bloglines:

    They’ve been bought out once, losing my clipped info, and have their own quirks, but it works pretty well.

    If you’re a Yahoo user, you can pull blogs into your My Yahoo page

    Browsers also have RSS Readers built-in, Firefox probably has several plugins too.

  4. I use FeedDemon Lite. There is also a paid version. I download over 500 feeds daily with no problem. It can sync with google, but I don’t.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.