The End of Google Reader Sends Internet Into an Uproar

“Did you hear the news?”

“Yes,” I replied as I shuffled my chair in and unfurled my napkin. “They picked a new pope, from Latin America.”

“No, not that,” they responded. “Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1.”

via The End of Google Reader Sends Internet Into an Uproar – NYTimes.com.

I’m pulverized by this latest thing. It sounds like The Old Reader is the way to go, but having an alternative doesn’t mean I’m not shaking my fist and grumping around like a woman impersonally scorned. It’s like the museum is closing my perfectly curated personal people-watching, topic-tracking and actual news-reading exhibit.