As most people surely already know, Google will shut down its Google Reader this summer. Isn’t that typical of Google. It is (was) pretty much the only Google product that I actually used and would miss. Oh well, I cannot say that I am grief struck having to get rid of a Google product. It is just a shame that it had to be the one thing I actually used.
Anyway, nothing bad that doesn’t have anything good with it. Now I will no longer supply Google with information for their directed ad crap by going through their feed proxy every time I click on something.
As soon as I got the news about the demise of their reader I quickly disconnected my News Bento app from Google and added the news feeds I subscribed to directly in the app. Works just as well except that I cannot organize multiple feeds under a single tile on Bento’s home page. That’s maybe something they will add in the future though. Sure, I do not have access to my news feeds everywhere I am but with the app settings sync of Windows 8 I at least get everything synced across my Windows 8 machines which is good enough for me.
So bye bye Google. Now I can avoid you almost entirely 🙂