When Google first announced Google Reader would be shut down, the news kick-started a very competitive race to create the best alternative. At least one service, however, did not welcome the change, and is now planning to close up shop next month: The Old Reader.
In fact, if you navigate to the service’s homepage now, you’ll be greeted by this sad message:
Unfortunately we had to disable user registration at The Old Reader. In two weeks, the public site will be shut down and a private one, available to a select few (accounts will be migrated automatically), will take its place — via redwolf.newsvine.com