When Google Reader was cancelled we were all sort of lost. Sure, we had tools like Flipboard that sort of helped. But it’s not the same. A post by Seth Godin makes this point: RSS is free, it’s simple as the name implies, and you can use a tool like Feedly to make it useful.
I spent a little time reading “Throwing Stones at the Google Bus” and while I don’t agree entirely with the message (disclaimer: got bored about halfway through and stopped reading when my library borrowing period expired) one point that resonates is how much companies like Google and Facebook control what you read. I think they do a good job generally treading the line between money and evil but still, it’s control.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Go use Feedly, find the underlying blogs with RSS, and read what you want to.