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.
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.)
Of course we’re on Facebook: