Google’s decision to shut down its RSS aggregator, Reader, has prompted thousands of people to sign online petitions seeking to save the service.
Google, in another push to reduce and rationalize its sprawling lineup of Web apps, is closing a host of products.
Excluding the one for things to do, the average nerd has 3 inboxes: email, RSS, and Twitter.
[credit provider=” via All Things Digital ” url=”http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110419/news-me-the-ipad-news-aggregator-blessed-by-big-publishers-gets-ready-to-launch/”] News.me is a confusing product, as outlined in the “for publishers” page on News.me. It’s basically like Flipboard for iPad, but you have to pay $0.99 per week for it.
Visiting site after site looking for news and interesting articles is a pain.
RSS is dead. Blogs are dead. The Web is dead.
[credit provider=”apple.com” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pulse-news-reader/id371088673?mt=8″] Who says RSS is dead?With apps for smartphones and add-ons for browsers, RSS readers have transformed from lists of drab links to eye candy that displays information relevant to you.
This is a followup post from yesterday’s one on RSS. Two things I want to add.
I immediately thought of that great Monty Python skit when I read a series of posts in the past week declaring RSS “dead.”
It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter.
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] In the current issue of the New Yorker, columnist James Surowiecki, who I generally admire, gets it exactly wrong when it comes to Groupon.He writes:
Remember back in the halcyon days of the Web, when bloggers shared a sense of community with each other, linking back and forth to each other as a matter of social grace and conversation, as opposed to calculated consideration?
I’m hooked on Groupon. In the past year, I have purchased dozens of deals for restaurants, cruises, a dentist, and all sorts of random stuff. The discounts are incredible.