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Who killed Google Reader?

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: In retrospect, Reader was a "Tech giant does the right thing in spite of itself" moment. Content-focused, user-curated, open and interoperable. So of course it had to die. And this as we watch, almost exactly a decade later, Twitter and Reddit doing their damnedest to alienate their users. Also, I love how almost every other google product mentioned in the article has a (X was killed too) note on it.
Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge

Ten years after its untimely death, the team that built the much-beloved feed reader reflects on what went wrong and what could have been.

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