Google Reader Coda: Will It Become Social Media?

Lynne Kiesling Apparently I’m not the only one musing on the relationship between social media and RSS readers. Since I wrote the previous post, this Ars Technica post has suggested that Google will fold Reader into Google+. To which I respond: Meh. Too social. Too visual. Not mobile friendly because it uses too much screen … More Google Reader Coda: Will It Become Social Media?

Google Reader is Popular, So Why Discontinue It?

Lynne Kiesling I am fascinated by all of the discussion of Google’s decision yesterday to terminate Google Reader effective July 1. I recall Reader’s origins in 2004, when I was thrilled to find a way to scan news items and blog posts, mark some for further, deeper reading, and organize my reading into my several … More Google Reader is Popular, So Why Discontinue It?

Reason Book Review, Silver and Weatherall

Lynne Kiesling Well, this winter’s been more hectic than I anticipated! Teaching three classes with two new course preps, a paper at the Public Choice Society meetings, helping coordinate our search for two new members of our department’s teaching/lecturer faculty … and I haven’t been here in a while! One fun thing I did in … More Reason Book Review, Silver and Weatherall