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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Occupy Google Reader?

Don’t fear the Reader. (Joerg Sarbach/dapd - AP)
I’m going to go ahead and file this one at the front of “First-World Problems”: A group of Google Reader fans decided to stage a peaceful demonstrations — during their lunch hours, presumably — Wednesday at Google’s Washington headquarters.

TBD has the full report, but apparently they’re incensed over new modifications to the Internet news feed reader. A manifesto from the group’s Facebook event:

Google has decided — without any user consultation — to effectively kill our beloved Google Reader, and force us all to use G+ in its stead. Without any of the functionality that made Reader so useful transferring over to make G+ work for us. While the Google Reader name may stay, none of the social functions that make Google Reader so great will survive its incorporation into G+, thereby destroying a thriving community of dedicated and loyal followers.

Discuss — and maybe think about exporting your feeds.

( H/T: DCist.)

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