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Thread started by Dave Winer on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Google Reader's demise, part 2

A picture named hope.gifLast night we said goodbye to Google Reader, and that got a lot of traffic and a fair amount of hate, from people who love Google Reader and probably don't like to hear from someone who uses RSS who won't miss it (i.e. me).

I wanted to say that it's possible to use RSS without being dependent on Google Reader. And since GR is going away, that should probably be seen as good news, not bad.

But it's not my problem. I'm not in the RSS Reader business any longer, and have no interest in returning to it.

I don't doubt that people will be well-served by a newly revitalized market for RSS products, now that the dominant product, the 800-pound gorilla, is withdrawing.