Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Say It Ain't So

I just learned from my Google Reader feed that Google Reader will no longer be available after July. This is on the heels of Google's announcement last fall that it will no longer be supporting the iGoogle home page service after this year. As a user of both services, but especially of Google Reader, I'm troubled by Google's increasing pressure to funnel all its users into its lame Google+ platform, with its silly circles, which is supposed to challenge Facebook. But Google+ is to Facebook as Bing is to Google's search engine - a second-rate, late-to-the-party imitator.

I'd be happy to receive recommendations of other selection-based agglomeration services available after Google Reader goes away.

1 comment:

  1. Lifehacker just posted some options: http://lifehacker.com/5990456/google-reader-is-getting-shut-down-here-are-the-best-alternatives

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