On Reading Notes and Ugly Deprecation of Google Reader

What you see as Reading Notes in the right side column of this blog is a snapshot from Google Reader, auto refreshed as I read and comment on Reader.

With some limited period notice (i.e. 1 day), Google released the following

What this means now is most of the functionality that I was using with bundles and shared items from Google Reader will no longer be available.

All this is done in favor of Google+ with the assumption that my network/a circle in Google+ and the human readers on this modest blog are portable across.

That is so not true.

Anyway with such grand user demography and usage data at click level that Google has,

even a mature product’s evolution seems to me as a victim of some arbitrary decision.


2 thoughts on “On Reading Notes and Ugly Deprecation of Google Reader

  1. from an ugly deprecation to now retiring, i dont think any save reader campaigns will work in this case, unless Google decides to completely opensource it. Especially feeling sad that this is all happening so soon after Aaron’s death.
    Wordpress offered an easy import from Reader directly, trying it out, but Reader is way ahead.

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