Google shutting down Google Reader (and other bits) ➦

Google just announced they're shutting down Google Reader, the RSS service that so many of us use. I can't say I'm surprised, but I'm surely not happy about it. I still use RSS more than anything else to get my news via the excellent Reeder for iPhone and Reeder for iPad.

Maybe in the long run this will be a good thing. Silvio Rizzi (developer of Reeder) is probably (hopefully) thinking about an alternative, as well as most developers of RSS apps. This will foster innovation. I expect great things to come.

Unfortunately, right now I can't think of a good alternative.