Google Reader - Take 2
I was insanely angry with Google’s decision still I am. Here are some stats from my Google Reader takeout data.
- Following 44 people
- Followed by 31 people
- 690 Articles shared* with me
- 1017 Articles shared* by me
- 5657 Starred Articles
If you are people who think Social feed is replacing it, I promise you it never will. Reader is completely a different beast. I agree with Führer here. Leave.
Why I don’t use Google+
* URL: https://plus.google.com/100489225191991285746 - big random number?
* It is a Facebook clone.
* Vanity URL - +YourScreenname - Really?
If you guys really want the people to use Google+. First task would be providing vanity URL to all. Even if they don’t get TheAwesomeUsername people would be happy to pick a screen name BadAss2041AD.
I would suggest to take Tumblr’s path of Social, when you decide to copy, copy a decent one. Merge your old Blogger system with Google+ without breaking internet. No user would like to see a 404 page.
*Sharing before Google+