Ranting, Pinterest, Twitter, More: Thursday Afternoon Furious About Google Reader Buzz, March 14, 2013
I am ridiculously upset about Google shutting down Google Reader. I’m trying to write an article about it, but right now there’s too much foam coming out of the keyboard and not enough measured thoughtfulness. I use Google Reader every day and that is not an exaggeration. I was working on an article called “How Google Reader Helps Me Use Facebook Without Punching My Screen in Frustration.” But Google Reader is not social and not sexy enough so out the door it goes. Between this and the issues noted with Google Alerts, I’m becoming very wary of Google in general and painfully aware of how Google can come in, launch a tool in a space, destroy all the competition (finding a good alert service is an exercise in frustration) and then exit the space or fail to support the tool.
Twitter now supports line breaks. And I’m left wondering: do we really need to break up 140 characters of text? Apparently so…
From Copyblogger: 12 Ways to Connect, Create, and Collaborate using Google Hangouts.
Thanks to whoever mentioned this on Twitter — sourcing is one thing Undrip is not good at, but anyway: Ampergram — spell stuff using Instagram photos.
If you’re getting annoyed that Java is hogging all the security vulnerability news, feel better: Flash is having issues.
Google is threatening (I mean warning) that the next-generation Penguin update is going to be really big. Oh goody.
Still trying to get it: The Heavyweight Guide to Getting Started on Pinterest.
More Pinterest: it has started an analytics platform.
Is YouTube going to get a rival? GOOD! Also, good morning, Internet…