I discovered that Pageflakes.com has gone offline. Details are sketchy to why the site is down, but I hope it comes back soon.
I have come to depend on Pageflakes for tracking the blogs on web design, graphics, and social media that I read. I do use iGoogle and have my links backed up on Delicious.com, so I am not worried about losing links if Pageflakes does not return.
While there are alternative services that are similar to Pageflakes, such as NetVibes and iGoogle, I liked the way Pageflakes would show graphics and text of the feeds it pulled in. I could scan a Pageflakes page and seek out the stories I wanted to read faster than any other reader.
If Pageflakes does not come back, I’ll just find a new way to read RSS. I’m just not looking forward to organizing all those feeds again.