Changing Google Reader for the Better
Friday, Oct 28, 2011
So the buzz is that Google Reader is going to lose its social sharing aspects in deference to Google Plus. Some people are raising a fuss about this, and with good reason. I can see Google's desire to consolidate its social sharing strategy, but there's a simple solution. Rebuild Google Reader's social sharing using the Google Plus API as a foundation. You make existing Google Reader users happy, you broaden their reach by extending the shares seamlessly into Google Plus, and you make a showcase for third-party developers on the kinds of products and services that can be built to enhance and extend Google Plus. * I helped design Google Reader and have opinions about it.
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