Last week the number one topic on the Internet was not the new pope it seems, it was the demise of Google Reader. Mostly geeks know what Reader was about and used it so average people probably won’t notice. Still
Google Reader was a service millions of people used and even relied on. For them it was something of a shock.
While most former Google Reader users were frantically looking for alternatives and finding mostly other volatile online services, even the likes of Digg (itself an almost dead venture) appeared on the scene to get some of the attention wave the topic resulted in.
Some pundits suggested that Feedburner is most probably the next on the list as Google neglects it for years by now. Some voices among SEO professionals are even more cautious. For example editor in chief of Search Engine People, the #1 Canadian SEO blog suggests not to get too fond of Gmail for example.
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