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Friday, March 15, 2013

Google Reader Gone

Google reader RSS is scheduled to be gone in 70 days.  I have used it since it first arrived.  It is a simple way to do information feeds.  Very popular from what I can see.  From the complaints I see the speculation is that it is being removed because it is too difficult to monetize, and its use is not increasing fast enough.   RSS is technologically very useful but is not sexy enough for the company of Glass.   A good example about building a basically good idea, roping in a very large audience, and dropping it with little concern for the implications.  Even if Google is not evil, it can hurt technology by making unconsidered changes.  There is a growing petition to reverse the decision.  If not,  A list of alternatives.

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