An observant reader may have noticed that a large amount of my blog content has disappeared. This is because my life is changing – quite a lot actually* – and there may be a time in the near future that I want to have something akin to privacy again. However, if WordPress were to announce a near-immediate total shutdown of its blogging services I would go through the roof. Why? Because it’s the best there is, I have invested years into it, and I still have a lot of use that I would like to get out of it.
So it goes with Google Reader, which announced to me that it would be disappearing July 1st. I don’t subscribe to as many blogs as I used to, but I still start every morning with a cup of coffee and Google Reader – I call it “this generation’s newspaper.” Now that Google has announced a total shutdown I have no idea how to replace it. Why? Well your hint was that I used the phrase “this generation.” Who says that anymore? I am fairly certain that I am around 100 years old in internet years. Seriously, I learned about the Harlem shake the day before I saw it on the news which I watch for some reason. Why have I started watching the news?
So I’m an e-old fuddy duddy and I love Google Reader, I use it every day, and I have no idea what to replace it with. (Feel free to suggest something by the way.) With it going away I feel as though I was being forced to use Yahoo Mail, MySpace, and Live Journal again. I will also not ever use Blogger, stupid Google Plus, and I will try to limit my use of Google products because of this. I’m not boycotting Google or anything like that, it’s just become very obvious that they have no qualms about pulling products that people are still using. Seriously, without Reader I might as well take up scrap booking. Thanks Google, you made me start scrap booking. I’m not even sure if there should be a space between “scrap” and “booking.” Not cool.
* I hope.