100,000 sign petition to save Google Reader
This one petition was able to garner all of those signatures in just two days, although it is probably not nearly enough names to convince Google to keep Reader alive. Frankly, it might take a petition with about 1 million names to get Google to re-think the closing. In the meantime, if you're interested in putting your John Hancocok on that petition, click on the sourcelink.
If you have been using a mobile version of Google Reader and will need a replacement, keep on an eye on Feedly as it works on copying Google Reader's API.
A few years ago -- years, wow -- Google Reader was one of my go-to social networks. It was an accidental one. I was using it for its intended purpose -- aggregating and reading a lot of web content in one place -- but it turns out, a lot of other people were doing the same thing. A lot. Many of which shared interests and when you added the amazing (amazing!) share and comment features, Google Reader blossomed into a wonderful experience for many of us, core to our day-to-day consumption of content online.
Unfortunately, you decided to kill those "extra" functions. I'm not here to ask you to reverse that (you should, though). In doing so, Google Reader's day-to-day value declined, and I, like many, ended up using it less often. Instead of hitting the bookmarklet I have on my Chrome install three, four times a day, it's now a once a day (okay, once every other day more often, recently) experience.
But it's still a core part of my Internet use. And of the many, many others who are signed below.
Our confidence in Google's other products -- Gmail, YouTube, and yes, even Plus -- requires that we trust you in respecting how and why we use your other products. This isn't just about our data in Reader. This is about us using your product because we love it, because it makes our lives better, and because we trust you not to nuke it.
So, please don't destroy that trust. You're a huge corporation, with a market cap which rivals the GDP of nations. You're able to dedicate 20% of your time to products which may never seen the light of day. You experiment in self-driving cars and really cool eyewear which we trust (trust!) you'll use in a manner respectful to our needs, interests, etc.
Show us you care.
Don't kill Google Reader."
1. 3SM.. posted on 15 Mar 2013, 19:19 2 4
Eh. I'm sure Google is still going to axe it no matter what. The most they will probably do is shut the service down a little later than planned.
2. SamsungTheSavior (banned) posted on 15 Mar 2013, 19:40 1 9
Samsung will release something better soon :) I'm sure of it!
5. spideyhead256 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 21:53 3 0
You're either a higher breed of interactive trolls..or you're an overzealous fool =P seriously wth?
3. willywill_evo posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:13 3 1
We better leave Google alone before they get rid of Gmail
6. rihel_95 posted on 16 Mar 2013, 05:30 2 0
For me, its rather impossible without Google coz all my internet life is based on its products as it is the most synchronized than any other platform.
4. suneeboy posted on 15 Mar 2013, 21:22 3 0
Just think what we really could accomplish if we cared this much about real issues.