And heck, if you want to talk insights, if Google Reader users are subscribing in large numbers to the same feeds, then every time we read or don't read a post that could influence the PageRank. I think this will hurt overall readership of the internet and actually even hurt Google. I think it was shortsighted.
And that's why on July 1, I will stop supporting their fledging social network, Google+.
- Feedburner? (Duh. That's in round 3 coming in two weeks.)
- Blogger? (It's extraneous - you can post on Google+!)
- Google Voice? (Pfft... voice... You can host a hangout and use video!)
- Gmail? (You'll have more fun chatting with your circles!)
- Google Apps for Personal Use? (Oh... wait... you already killed that. That's why you keep hounding me for $5/person/month.)
Wondering what all the fuss is? Here's an explanation of Google Reader I wrote in 2007. Sadly, so little has changed since then that this is still probably a legitimate guide to using Google Reader. Still Not Using Google Reader? (tvjames x blog, Nov. 2007)