Google Reader Sunset
by Annika Backstrom in Web, on 14 March 2013. It is tagged #google reader, #web services, #syndication, and #google.
Google today announced that Google Reader will be shut down on 1 July 2013. As a daily user of Reader, this is pretty saddening. My Reader had a wide variety of feeds, and it's the only way I keep track of some of these things. A sampling:
- Product news (Linode, GitHub, Enyo JS, Zend Framework, WordPress)
- Programming blogs (Coding Horror, The Changelog)
- Web development (A List Apart)
- Support thread for my WordPress plugin
- Comics, comics, comics
- Design galleries
- Pinboard network
- Flickr feeds
There are other feed readers out there, but it's not a good feeling when a product you're comfortable with goes dark. It's the helplessness of the situation: it makes you wonder what else is on the verge of disappearing. (I still miss you, Annie's Radiatore Pasta with Sundried Tomato and Basil Sauce.)
Thanks, Google Reader team. I found a lot of awesome stuff thanks to your hard work.
Bonus: 94,203 more items from my old Google account.