Kill is a strong word. It implies a senseless violence . I used it in the headline because I am offended by Google’s recent decision to “snuff out” the popular RSS viewer “Reader” from the Google toolbox. Senseless.
Why a company like Google with a major stronghold on Internet Search would kill Reader is a mystery to me. Reader works fine and is obviously not a drain on the company’s enormous resources. I use Reader frequently to keep up with blogs and sites of interest to me, and my Twitter followers. Reader is handy for finding good content to share. So what’s wrong with this picture?
Bloated corporate nonsense, I say. Read more…