they're shutting down Reader!
Getting angry at a megalomaniacal technology company makes no sense and yet I found myself furious. I use Reader every day. Every. Day. I follow dozens of feeds. Including poetry feeds.
And now I'm lost. The happy note on the Google notification page about the ease of downloading one's information (did it) to transfer to a new reader (why, Google, WHY?) did nothing to appease my anger.
I signed up for NewsBlur but it's been hit so hard by traffic it keeps hanging up as I tried to import my feeds and I gave up. For tonight, anyway.
Being a pro-active kind of girl, I'm trying what I can to change Google's mind. So I tweeted:
WTF @google! NO READER after June?! Are you trying to drive me into Bill Gates's arms!? #lovereader #whatareyouthinking #mad
— Cathy Dee (@CathyBlogs) March 14, 2013
And, obviously, I blogged.
Finally, I signed the petition begging ... asking ... demanding that Reader stick around. Why don't you go sign, too? Keep Google Reader.