Rob Fishman for BuzzFeed:

On the last night of October, the Google+ integration went live. For days after, Readers kept browser tabs and mobile apps open, like voicemails from a deceased relative. With a single refresh, Google Reader as they knew it would be gone.

A fascinating, comprehensive background on Google Reader and how Google fucked it up with Google+. Also, I had no idea “Sharebros” existed.

  1. margauxdiary reblogged this from parislemon
  2. sjberesford reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Great read. Never got as deep into Reader as these folks, but I was a heavy user for a while there. Haven’t been back...
  3. sarahintampa reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Ah, meant to share this as well. Loved, loved, loved this article. (Shakes tiny fist at Google)
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