“Anyone who thinks social media is a valid replacement for an RSS-reader, leave the room now.”
RIP Google Reader.
I’m actually pretty pissed at Google about this. I use Reader more than any other web service out there. That includes Facebook, Twitter, and even Gmail. Reader is a great service. I get that RSS didn’t pick up with normal people, and Google would rather have you “circle” news outlets and blogs on G+. But come on. I seriously hope Google reconsiders this move and hope that the people who do use Reader will be very vocal about this.
Google runs my life. From calendar to contact to mail to chat, my life has been tied to Google for many, many years. I never in a million years thought I’d question my relationship with the company. Until now.