As you well know, Google Reader was retired yesterday. It went from the most popular RSS feed reader to defunct in a matter of 3.5 months. Now when you visit google.com/reader, you see the following message:
Thank you for stopping by.
Google Reader has been discontinued. We want to thank all our loyal fans. We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you’ll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader.
The Google Reader team
What will happen to my Google Reader data?
All Google Reader subscription data (eg. lists of people that you follow, items you have starred, notes you have created, etc.) will be systematically deleted from Google servers. You can download a copy of your Google Reader data via Google Takeout until 12PM PST July 15, 2013.
Will there be any way to retrieve my subscription data from Google in the future?
No — all subscription data will be permanently, and irrevocably deleted. Google will not be able to recover any Google Reader subscription data for any user after July 15, 2013.
Why was Google Reader discontinued?
Please refer to our blog post for more information.
If you have not exported your data, you have until July 15th to get your previous subscription information through Google Takeout.