Google Reader RIP
I’m a recent yet avid fan of Google Reader; through the past few months its allowed me to organize and keep up to date on my favorite blogs and sites. Just yesterday Google announced that July 1 they will be powering down Reader to focus on their core products. This is news has devastated many avid fans of this personalized content hub causing a petition to be formed and signed currently topping over 75000 signatures.
Lets not get ahead of ourselves though. Google will probably still follow through with pulling the plug leaving us searching for a worthy replacement. There is hope, however, in the world of RSS, Digg is stepping up to the plate and committing to develop a reader worthy of being named the Google Reader replacement. Their open-minded, user centered approach, I believe it will be good. We’re counting on you Digg! Keep an eye on the Google Reader Alternative twitter search, I will be.