Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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geertjan
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2010-10-29

The thing is, since Google announced the end of Reader, new RSS readers have started popping up quickly, and they are trying to match Reader's quality. RSS readers were crap before Google Reader, and now they will be better. Google raised the bar, and we as users will be better off thanks to its existence.

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some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

No, they weren't all crap before Reader, and they don't have to match Reader's quality now, because Reader is no more. It's not like you have an option to keep using it.
The problem now is not just to find a new functional aggregator, but to find the one which will stay around, and that's hard to predict.

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