Reaction: Google shuts down @googlereader service
Fans of the RSS feed-reading platform took to social media to mourn and seethe over the search giant's decision Wednesday to close it down -- and to seek out possible replacements
- — Google Reader (@googlereader)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:30:14We're retiring Reader on July 1. We know many of you will be sad to see it go. Thanks for 8 great years! http://goo.gl/7joct
- Reactions from tech sites, bloggers, power Web users and niche data fiends ranged widely. Most shared shock, bitterness, denial, and a fair amount of swear words (not included):
- — Simone Manganelli (@simX)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:24:03Google Reader going away has been an inevitability for something like 5 years now, since it was never an official API. This is no surprise.
- — Joe Wadcan (@joewadcan)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:27:30Google Reader shutting down gives me confidence for my own startup. If a big co won't keep up a good app, it's on us to build our own stuff
- — Jake Desaulniers (@desaulniers)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:27:45Crap! I unwind with Google Reader (via Reeder and NetNewsWire) on a daily basis. I have no idea what I'll do with out it.
- — meredithob (@meredithob)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:28:12Wow, every journalist in my Twitter feed just tweeted what they personally think of Google with Reader going away... f-bombs. Long live RSS.
- — Shannon Clark (@rycaut)Wed, Mar 13 2013 16:28:58I will use http://www.dataliberation.org/google/reader ion.org/google/reader to get my Google Reader data but NEED a good alternative - I use Reader daily to read 100's of feeds
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