Two secret agents outside Google Headquarters: 'It's a quick in-and-out: I'll create a diversion, you rescue Google Reader, and we'll rendezvous at GitHub.'
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Google Reader: help is on its way


Instead of the sobbing rant that I feel like writing about Google Reader’s impending demise, I’ll leave it at this: it’s the one service I use absolutely every day. More than Facebook, more than Twitter. A key part of how I engage with the open web has just given notice, and I’m not sure yet how I’ll replace it – especially with something I can use across apps and platforms.

On the upside, I finally have a cartoon that looks like it might be part of the Previously on capsule summaries. (Please note the sidearm pictured fires Chuck-style tranq darts. If that.) My hope is that these two are actually Googlers themselves… and that turns out to be an officially sanctioned mission. It wouldn’t be the first time.

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Previously on Noise to Signal: The abrupt collapse of the Vector Proximity has enemies and friends alike scrambling. Misha’s shaky alliance with his former Chrysanthemum Project teammates suddenly looks like the one stable link in the chain. So why is Vasily so pleased to see Akinyele get his hands on the third piece of the cipher key? Is it because he finally noticed Mayor Subramaniam’s uncanny resemblance to Candace’s half-clone son… or because he hasn’t yet?

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:47 am in Noise to Signal as part of Noise to Signal « Noise to Signal and tagged with , , . Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

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Too bad this isn’t their annual April 1st prank. :(

Either I hang out with an unusually high number of Google Reader users or Google’s claim that the number of users has declined is just blowing smoke. Either way, if there is a way to rescue the service, which I now have my doubts, a few thousand of us Reader users would be eternally grateful.


I share your pain, Jennifer… but I have some hope that Reader may live on as an open-source project, the way Google Wave has.


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