In its offical blog, Google has announced that they are taking down Google reader from July 1st 2013.
The quoted reason is declining usage. I’m afraid that it can be tricky to monetize such a wonderful service without doing evil things. Oh, and a lot of people may be relying on Google reader without really realizing it. Many nice apps for following your favorite blogs and news channels are just nice front-ends to Google reader.
For those of you, who want to speak out on this topic, there is at least one petition at change.com that you can sign.
But, in the meantime, I’ll go and search for alternatives, and take home my data from the service…