Today the dinosaurs remain, but the smart animals are killed. Google kills off the very smart product, Google Reader today, but the dinosaur iGoogle remains alive. Who knew ancient web portals were so vital to Google? Many years have passed since I last visited my iGoogle web portal. My iGoogle even has a Friend Feed […]
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Google likes to make their products stupidly simple so they can reach the widest, most stupid audience possible. When Google doesn’t make products stupidly simple, they fail. Take Google Plus, Buzz, and Wave. Google succeeds when they make their products simple, like their search engine, Google Talk, Google Docs (simple in comparison to Word), Gmail […]
Why would Google kill Google Reader? There are a few false excuses floating around. Some people are saying Google is focusing on their core efforts. Others are claiming that RSS is a dying technology. Both of those reasons would be extremely false. The “core efforts excuse” is not a reason. Google states their purpose on […]
Google is killing off the popular and much-used service Google Reader. I am very disappointed. Google Reader is the staple of my internet. It’s my #1 site both on desktop and on mobile. By far my #1 most visited site. BY FAR.
Many people post the same item to several social media platforms. A photo of a building might be shared on Facebook, twitter, and foursquare. When we post, we want to make sure people across all platforms see what we have to say. But for our readers who follow us on multiple platforms, it’s a bit […]
In email, you can mark emails as read. In Google Reader, you can mark posts as read. Why can’t we mark tweets as read? Why can’t we mark Facebook posts as read? I can understand why we can’t do this in Facebook. The developers of Facebook control the interface completely, so they must want us […]