Last week, Google Reader made some changes that most of it’s users were none too happy about it. While they at least had the decency to warn us ahead of time, I’d have to say all it really seemed to accomplish is giving the users a chance to seethe about it and build the hatred as doomsday approached. I am one of those users and I am dead center in the middle of the ‘I HATE THE NEW GOOGLE READER’ camp!
It’s not just about the change. I can handle the change. I like change and accept it, when it’s done well and to benefit the user. I understand Google’s stance of wanting to integrate their services and this is fine – I would rather it be easier for them to maintain and support fewer sites because then it makes them seamless and integrated and easier to use for me. I understand not wanting to maintain yet another service and I even kind of understand pushing Google+, a site that doesn’t seem like it’s reached the level of acceptance that Google envisioned for it, which, let’s be honest guys, you really should’ve stuck with what you do best and leave the social media takeover to Zuckerberg and his cronies.
What I don’t understand if their approach to this. It was basically a big ol’ SCREW YOU to the Google Reader users and I feel kind of abandoned, like I’m left out on a raft in the middle of the Internet sea.
Yesterday I talked about my data hoarding and what I want to do with a lot of my traditional media. I also alluded slightly to a few things I use for the bajillions of pieces of information that I gather online and want to preserver for posterity. I figured I’d highlight them here too because I know a lot of these were inspired by posts I’d read on other blogs. I figure you don’t have to go the extent I do but you might be able to take a few pointers and use them at a not so crazy level.
For those of you haven’t heard, kallure.com has moved to four23.org
Four23’s feed has been pushed to Kallure’s for now so you will see the new blog entries in there, but make sure you update your feed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/four23org so that you continue to get new content.
At some point, Kallure will close. Not sure when but it won’t be active any longer at least.
Thank you all for reading!
Featured image from here.
Even though I hate moving in general, I’ve always loved the moments right after you get into a new place and start unloading everything. The idea of a clean slate and a fresh outlook makes me happy and gives me hope. Even if I might be working with some old materials.
It took me a long time to make this decision and part of me is still wondering if I made the right one. Then again, it’s just a website, a domain – a small mostly insignificant virtual space in the world. It’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t work out.