Is it the End of the World?

So the blogosphere is abuzz with the news that Google are retiring their reader service. What to many is possibly their most used part of the Google arsenal, those of course that blog and read blogs on a regular basis have come to know and love the RSS aggregator.

Is it really a bad thing that it is going the way of the dodo though? To me it isn’t, of all the Google services it is the most antiquated, stuck in the format of the rising internet. There are now much more efficient and more user friendly ways to get your news. Google reader also doesn’t handle media too well, sure images are fine but audio and video not so much.

Personally I have switched from google reader to Feedly. I multi platform aggregation service that presents the feeds much more nicely and allows me to have just as much control as before.

That is all, Move Along now.

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