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 space (disclosure: Eli Dourado said the same to me on Twitter, and I concur). Not easy to either scan or dig deep or put aside for later. Meh.

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One thought on “Google Reader coda: will it become social media?

  1. Hi, folks. I just stumbled across this blog whilst searching for information about the unfortunate demise of Google Reader. As it happens, I’m interested in the themes discussed on this blog and I look forward to reading the posts. Thanks for taking the time to blog.

    I’d like to post a comment on this post of Michael’s:
    https://knowledgeproblem.com/2013/02/21/are-property-rights-now-more-clearly-defined-for-organic-farmers-in-minnesota/
    But comments on that post are closed. I don’t suppose I could convince you to open up comments on older posts, could I?

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