If you have noticed problems with your Google Reader lately, you are not alone. Many are seeking Google Reader alternatives due to the Google Reader changes that took place on October 31, 2011. The Google Reader sharing option has been deleted, and many are angry about it.

Google is trying to encourage users to share content over its Google+ network. Instead of being able to share information over a webpage or other social media sites, Google wants information to be spread through inner circles on Google+.

If you are looking for an alternative to Google Reader, Feedly, a free Firefox extension allows you to integrate your Google Reader RSS feeds and share them across many social platforms. You can log into Feedly using your Google Reader email and password.

Once you’re logged in, there will be an option to sync with Google Reader. All of your subscribed RSS feeds should then transfer over under the “All” tab. Once you find an article that you want to share, you can click on the article image and select the “Share on Google Reader” button on the top right section of the article, or any of the other sharing options. Doing this will allow you to share articles over the web and to your contacts as if the Google Reader sharing capability never went away.

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