If you don’t read the “geek” press you might not know about the stink over Google Reader. Reader seemed like a good idea a few years ago. It’s still there today, mostly unused.
Last week Google announced it would discontinue Google Reader.
Here’s the problem. When Google swept into that little niche, they drove a few companies under!
My opinion: Google is morally obliged to keep Google Reader alive.
Others feel the same way and have drawn a line in the sand.
Google’s mojo is based on trust. Users trust Google will still be there. Products we’re enticed to use should be maintained. This is especially true where the cost to Google is a pittance.
Google Reader itself? Who Cares? This is a larger issue.
Google is run by smart people who will get the message. Some damage has already been done.