Google Reader Is Dead: What Do You Think About It? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you what you think of the new SimCity game and its problematic launch. Despite the generally good reviews the game has received prior to launch, the buggy launch and forced online play seems to lower the game’s appeal, at least for MakeUseOf readers.

Out of 259 votes in total, the votes were divided as follows: 3.5% played the game but don’t think it’s anything special, another 3.5% bought the game but couldn’t manage to play properly, 11% played the game and think it’s awesome, 19% want to buy it but haven’t don’t so yet, 34% love SimCity but will not buy the game at its current price/conditions, and 29% of the readers who voted are not interested in the game at all.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Pedro Moreira, who won 150 reward points for sharing his thoughts!

This week’s poll question is: Google Reader Is Dead: What Do You Think About It?

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This week’s poll question is the obvious one considering the week’s biggest news: the end of Google Reader. Despite Google’s claim that Reader’s usage was declining, the uproar that followed the announcement seems to point otherwise. Are you a Google Reader user, or do you use a different RSS reader that doesn’t rely on Google’s product? Do you understand Google’s decision, or do you think it’s a huge mistake? How do you think this decision will affect RSS services? Tell us what you think of Google’s most controversial decision in quite a while.

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments why shutting down Google Reader is good or bad, and of course, share some good alternatives, if you have any!

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Comments (63)
  • michael chalk

    ..(hey who hit the post button, I wasn’t finished).

    At least android & chromium are open source.. so we can continue to use and develop, when google gets bored & decides to put all their energy into space travel instead.

  • michael chalk

    Also very disappointed. Have been a strong advocate for google products & services, and used Reader *a lot*, but this is shaking my confidence in the company, and also making me re-think my investment in cloud-based software. (Investment of time that is.)

    Reader, drive, gmail, android, chrome

  • Logicus

    Killing Google Reader is a very bad and horrible decision for all of us who actully use if often. Google has lost a lot a trust which will be hard to regain. What is that point of using their services on a regular basis, uploading content, only to remove the service 2 years later ? Also, this kind of makes me question the wisdom of using the sky alltogether. Can we really entrust a third party to keep our data online and safe ?
    I have to say that I nno longer think that is such a good idea. I don’t know about you but I’ve started using thunderbird for my mail instead of just using the web version of gmail, coupled with an account at outlook.com. I’m also considering putting up my own server with an rss reader and I’m definately off google drive from now on.
    Who is to say when that get’s booted as well ?

  • Lisa Santika Onggrid

    Frankly, I never like RSS Reader too much, opting to check my favorite sites’ page directly. It never takes too much time and I can choose what to read rather than having everything delivered.

  • Aska Nag

    Hi!
    I don’t care I it is not used. To read RSS I use Feedreader.
    Best regards!

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