Bud's Mini Geek-out :: Google Reader shutting down
With so much geek in the world (and Wednesdays at 7:20 am being my only on-air geeking with Dylan & Jason), I thought I’d post mini geek-outs here, as well. Itty-bitty bits of bite-sized geekiness, whenever!
With that, I present the debut edition of Bud’s Mini Geek-out . . .
Google has announced on their blog that, among other services, they’ll be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013.
To that I say: NOOOOOOOOO!
Google Reader launched in 2005 and, while I haven’t been using it since day one, it’s one of the few services I use every day, and most of my weekly geek-out topics have come from perusing my Google Reader feeds.
On my Nexus 7, I peruse my feeds using the inimitable PRESS app, which syncs with Google Reader. I’ve tried a lot of readers which sync with Google, and PRESS is, by a long shot, my favourite. It’s intuitive, stable, and beautifully designed.
TwentyFive Squares, the company behind PRESS, hopes to find a way to carry on without Google, and I, for one, certainly hope they find a way.
Read the full list of updates at the Google blog. =/ Bud