I am heavily reliant on Google Reader for how I keep up with scientific literature.
I have customised RSS feeds for PubMed search terms. I have RSS feeds for journal tables of contents. I access my Reader account on my work computer via the website, on my iPad with the paid version of Feeddler and on my Android with the official Google app. I use IFTT to and a Gmail filter to send everything I star for reading back to my email account so it can all get dealt with at work. It’s not perfect, but it’s efficient and it has taken me well over five years to arrive at this system.
And now, thanks to Google’s decision to kill Reader, I’m going to have to figure it all out again. That is, if Google Reader’s demise doesn’t kill RSS.
Right now, this video resonates with me.