Of July 1 and RSS

Yesterday, I opened Google Reader for what should be the last time. I wanted to get a last download of the various subscriptions that I had there (see: Google Takeout). I also wanted to grab an impression of the service since its been a good while and there were some UX aspects that were done well (at least on the iPhone version). Still, I’m kind of in a similar boat to many others where you get this regular behavior of reading a collection of websites just the way you like that’s been shaken. There are many other services that are trying to take on the challenge of being the next Google Reader. But, I’m not sure that July 1 should be a reprise of the history that has been. I think the RSS reading public should be aiming to do better. Continue reading “Of July 1 and RSS”