Google, this is the last straw.
I’ve tried. I really have. I signed up for a Google+ account – I even uploaded a photo. Of course I never used it because it’s rubbish, but the thought was there.
I’ve put up with the constant ‘why not use your real name on Youtube? Why not? It’s fun! Go on now. Come on. It’s grand. Oh go on. Please? Okay we’ll check next time’.
But killing Google Reader?? What the fuck, Google?
All those people saying that you can replace it with Twitter feeds or Facebook – they are idiots. Twitter is like going to a party where loads of strangers are talking non-stop and very loudly. You might learn something interesting, more likely you just get a headache.
Google Reader is blissfully free of ‘viral’, ‘curated’ content. Everything’s there because you want it. It doesn’t look like a magazine, there’s no flashy pictures, you’re not supposed to flick through it. It’s for efficiently consuming vast amounts of information all in one place, the way nature intended.
I wasn’t even a so-called ‘power user’. On average I read about 33 items a day.
There are people on this Metafilter thread who have read more than 300,000 items.
Anyway I guess this is a really long-winded way of saying you can now follow me on Bloglovin instead.
I guess I’ll get used to Bloglovin eventually. It has a stupid name and forces you to view people’s content on their overly formatted webpages, but whatever. That’s fine. I’ll learn to love it.
In other crap news, here’s the weather forecast for the next week in London:
I know these are trivial problems in the grand scheme of things. So to finish on a less miserable note, here are some reasons to be cheerful instead.
These are all on top of the standard ‘living in one of the richest countries in the world and never having to go hungry’ kind of thing.
– Yorkshire Tea. This flows through my veins instead of blood.
– New and awesome trenchcoat pattern from Sewaholic
– Spring will come eventually, I think, and with it the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A
– This video still exists and makes me laugh every time I see it
Any more cheerful thoughts would be appreciated.