Google Reader petitions gather thousands of signatures

Last week Google announced Google Reader will be discontinued on July 1st 2013 due to the decline in usage and as a result of ‘pouring all of its energy into fewer products.’

However this did not go down well with its users who relied on the service to discover and keep tabs on their favourite websites. Even Google Takeout, which allows you to export data (including subscriptions), did not help the situtation.

Since last Wednesday, The Keep Google Reader Running petition has generated more than 400,000 page views and with at least eight related petitions also attracting thousands of signatures online, I don’t think they will be going quietly.

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