Creator of RSS says Good Riddance to Google Reader – Let Google Reader R.I.P. and don’t try to resurrect it!
When Google announced that it plans on shutting down Google Reader, many users were outraged. Many people took to blogs and Twitter to voice their opinions, and many users started petitions to change Google’s mind. Everyone hopes that with enough people showing their disapproval towards Google’s decisions, Google may change its decision. One person (probably many actually), has stated that he doesn’t understand what the big deal is.
Dave Winer, the creator of the first version of RSS, stated on his blog that he won’t miss Google Reader. He stated, ‘Never used the damn thing. Didn’t trust the idea of a big company like Google’s interests being so aligned with mine that I could trust them to get all my news.” He continues to say that he didn’t like Google’s “Mailbox” approach when it came to RSS feeds, and that he likes the “river of news approach”.
I actually can't deal with this this week, gonna just go into denial for a bit… RIP Google Reader http://t.co/TBGH0GMMJY
— Maya Dibley (@xbluexskiesx) March 14, 2013