Take a good look at the image above. It is soon to be history. Google have decided to close its Google Reader. Most people I have meet are surprised a sad about that decision, and can not understand why such a great product must die.
Is Google not evil?
Google is a company. Google is our friend. “Dont be evil”, such labels can be applied to Google our big brother on the net. I think that the reason for Google closing down Google Reader is that it cannot make any money on the service. Take a look at the screenshoot above – you see no advertisement, which is equal to no income for our friend Google.
What do you think? Please post your comments on the subject, also if you have decided/found an alternative to the service – please do share below.
A little historical background about Google
- Google have before bought and closed other services
- As a company Google offers many “free” services
- 95 per cent of the income in Google comes from advertisements