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?

Who is the renewable power policy “playground bully”?

Michael Giberson According to a poll by Fallon Research, “Nearly 60% [of Ohio voters] would pay an extra $3 a month on a $100 dollar energy bill to support the development of electricity from clean sources.” It is an interesting factoid, I suppose. My initial response is to wonder whether state electric power regulations in … More Who is the renewable power policy “playground bully”?

Current Gasoline Prices: In which I offer to save the Senate some time

Michael Giberson Reported in The Hill’s E2 Wire: “Senate to hold hearing on surge in gas prices.” Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will soon convene a hearing on soaring gasoline prices that he contends have “no reasonable explanation.” Average nationwide gasoline prices have risen by nearly a half-dollar per gallon … More Current Gasoline Prices: In which I offer to save the Senate some time