Monday, March 18, 2013

People get a grip on yourself


Yeah I love Google Reader and use it every day. 1500+ articles per day is a lot. I need a good reader.

But it's funny what people actually think Google is doing. They are removing a product which had no influence for the mass-market of users directly. They canceled an already dying project.
It's not the end of the world. It's not the end of everything. It's just a company abandoning a product. It happens all day. We'll have to face it.

And I'm going to give Google+ a shot to replace RSS for me. I'm setting up a special circle with Accounts from the sites I normally use in Google reader and see if that helps.

It's also not the "fail of the cloud". If a website abandons RSS, you can't use it in you offline-reader either. Or try to read your offline media from 5 1/4" disks. Have fun.
It's a normal flow of the time. Old things are passing away, new things are coming. Adapt it, or extunguish. A simple matter of fact called evolution.

And yes, you like RSS? You like reader? Set up your own service that replaces Google Reader. Or are you fearing the costs of running a service used massively to do professional work, not recognized by most users, for free?

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