Thursday, March 14, 2013
How about Google Reading Glasses? Pretty please?

So Google is retiring Google Reader. This is a blow for a lot of people (including me) who rely on it for keeping up with selected websites, and then sharing the news with one click.

Google has been slowly strangling it for a while - it removed some of the features, meaning we had to find ways around its sharing features to make sure our IFTTT pipes don't get blocked.

But now, as of July 1, it's gone. In my view, this means one of two things...

A. Google is so focused on the future that it thinks ridiculous glasses that Google stuff when you look at it is more important than the internet.

B. RSS has had its day, and anyone still using Google Reader deserves to join it in the scrap heap alongside CompuServe, Netscape and WAP sites.

I'm not sure which one it is.