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Monday, July 01, 2013

Google Reader: The End of This Internet or Rest in Peace

Google has finally rested its Google Reader with a subject line that this could be the end of this aspect of the internet.

ITRealms gathered that following the announcement to close Google Reader on July 1, 2013, the search engine corporation has finally carried out its proclamation on Google Reader.

A mail obtained from the Google Reader team this morning read thus “Google Operating System: The End of This Internet”  in its subject electronic mail (email).

"Congratulations, you've reached the end of this internet. Look for another?" part of the email read.

Lamenting this service, one of its ardent user, Giacomo Rambaldi, confirmed to ITRealms that was the message  one received when trying to use the Google Reader bookmarklet.

Although it sounds like a joke, he described it as “quite bitter, now that the end of Google Reader is really close.”

According to him, Google Reader was more than just a feed reader, it was probably the most well-connected Google service. It was integrated with so many Google services and now all of them will be a little less useful.

He elucidated that the missing features, which relied on Google Reader, will show how important this service really was.

Pointing out that iGoogle's canvas view for feeds was powered by Google Reader and now it's no longer available, just like the Reader gadget.

ITRealms recalls that Google Reader was a content application and platform provided by Google that was an aggregator of content served by web feeds. It was created in early 2005 by Google engineer Chris Wetherell and launched on October 7, 2005, through Google Labs.


Google Reader grew in popularity to support a number of apps which used it as a platform for serving news and information to people. On March 13, 2013, Google announced that Google Reader would be closed on July 1, 2013, due to declining use.

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