Response to Google’s Lost Social Network:
Interesting article, butIlost interest when talk of “socialbros” and “readerhoes” started appearing.Ihave beenaGoogle Reader user forever, butIdistinctly remember thinking the social/sharing features seemed tacked-on back in the day. WhenIstarted seeing my Gmail contacts’ posts appearing in MY newsfeed,Ifreaked. I’ve always seen RSS readers asapersonalized, cultivated feed of one’s own making.Iimmediately “unfollowed” (or whatever) everyone via Gmail to get my Reader feed back to showing just my stuff. IfIwant to share something, I’d do it via email/Facebook/Twitter. SoIguessImissed out on this supposed “social network” that broke out on Google Reader. But I’m still consuming my RSS feed daily via Reeder, so things turned out well for me, at least. My apologies to the9die-hards though.