I am an avid Google Reader user, so I'm thoroughly annoyed by Google's decision to kill it as of July 1. But there's no stopping the tide, so I've made the move to Feedbin as a Reader replacement as of today. It's a slick, snappy web application with a committed developer and, critically, support for Reeder, my favorite offline RSS reading application. Let's hope this … [Read more...] about Replacing Google Reader With Feedbin and Reeder
Late this afternoon, Google finally flipped the switch and turned off the integrated “Shared Items” link blogs In Google Reader. Now, Reader automatically shares to Google Plus, a walled-garden social network for nerds. Where once Google embraced standards like RSS, Reader's shares are now held captive. Lots of folks are not happy about this. What Changed in Google … [Read more...] about Google Reader’s Roach Motel “Un-Friends” the Internet
One of my favorite iPad and iPhone apps is Instapaper. Like the iPad itself, Instapaper seems almost foolishly simple and derivative until you experience it. Then it becomes something else entirely: A product so useful you may ask yourself "how did I ever get along without this?" Insta-What? Instapaper is a mash-up of social web bookmarking, readability and reformatting, and … [Read more...] about Instapaper for iPad and iPhone Enhances My Web World
Google Reader has long been my RSS feed reader of choice, but using it was never much of a social experience. The earlier attempts at community, from shared feeds to comments, just fell flat. Good thing the solo experience (not to mention the iPhone version) was so solid or I would have given up a long time ago. Today, Google announced improvements to Reader, making the … [Read more...] about Google Reader Gets More Social
Google is the most important company to the Internet. Hyberbole? I think not! Without Google, the Internet that we all know and love would be a very different place, as would the business of IT. Along with Microsoft and the supporting community around LAMP, Google is the very foundation of modern computing. But the foundation of Google itself, its ability to rank Internet … [Read more...] about Google Is Heading For A Cliff; What Will They Do?