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RIP – Google Reader’s Demise

Vamp: You, too… Immortal? 
Raiden: No. I just don’t fear death.

When Google posted in October 2011 the removal of social features from Google Reader the writing as already on the wall. Google Reader is not immortal and did not fear death.

Last week Google posted in July 2013 they will be “powering down” (putting to death) Google Reader entirely. As a “user” of Google Reader practically daily this is a rather big deal. As a “customer” of Google Reader I guess it doesn’t matter as they offered a free service and who knows if they ever made a dime off me.

Would I pay to continue using Google Reader? Yup, being able to browse to ‘google.com/reader’ anywhere is awesome and have all the sites I frequent up to date is important to me

Would I pay for a service that does the same thing as Google Reader? Yup, being able to browse to ‘googlereaderreplacement.com’ anywhere is awesome and have all the sites I frequent up to date is important to me.

Who gives a crap about this anymore. Google blowing away a free service lots of people still use is not news anymore. The big news is what will be the googlereaderreplacement.com.

 Death Toll ♫

Category: General, Irate

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4 Responses

  1. Vo says:

    I’m switching to the old reader.

  2. vanlandw says:

    Yup I’ve been hearing good things about ‘the old reader’.

    Rather then doing an import from Reader I might just start from scratch w/ RSS and clean it up. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for some time.

    Are most people moving to old reader?

    brb

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Apparently you are forced to use your facebook or google account to login to the older reader. WTF is that about.

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