Google Reader Closing Down July 1, In the middle of a post about “spring cleaning” on the Google blog, the search company dropped the bomb that it was killing its popular Google Reader application.
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined..... business.financialpost.
So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
The move was met with quickly met with reactions of shock an incredulity as “Google Reader” became a top worldwide trending topic on Twitter ahead of the newly named Pope.
Reader is Google’s web app that collates and syncs RSS feeds (that stands for Really Simple Syndication) from across the web and has become the gold-standard RSS reader and essentially the backbone for cross device RSS feed syncing.
Although RSS has never reached the mass popularity that many people thought it would when it launched in the early 2000s, it’s still the core method of media consumption for pretty much every news hound, person in journalism and online publishing entity. Tolong Share ya ^^