Monday, July 1, 2013

The End of This Internet #RSS

The End of This Internet: "Congratulations, you've reached the end of this internet. Look for another?" That's the message you see when you use the Google Reader bookmarklet and you read all the posts from your subscriptions. It's a joke that's quite bitter, now that the end of Google Reader is really close.

Google Reader was more than just a feed reader, it was probably the most well-connected Google service. It was integrated with so many Google services and now all of them will be a little less useful. The missing features, which relied on Google Reader, will show how important this service really was.

iGoogle's canvas view for feeds was powered by Google Reader and now it's no longer available, just like the Reader gadget.