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Google Reader is being retired for the same reason newspapers are dying

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:08

When we first heard that Google Reader was being sent off into the sunset, the outrage over the decision was exacerbated by the fact that Google didn't offer any explanation as to why the decision had been made. There was plenty of speculation over the decision, ranging from poor engagement to a plan to have Google+ take over to theories that Google just hates us all and gets off on watching us cry (not a theory we tend to believe). Well, it seems like the first theory is the closest to the truth...

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posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:13 4

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

This is sad!

I do read Newspapers sometimes...

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:25 5

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

I still read newspapers, and prefer them over digital copies or reading websites on tablets/phones. Screen glare can tire your eyes fast. Of course, when it comes to reading specific stuff like tech news, it has to be online (newspapers are too outdated or slow).

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