Response to Google Reader Died Because No One Would Run It:
I simply can’t believe that Google doesn’t care about knowing exactly what I’m interested in reading and getting to parse on their own client 1) what blogs I follow 2) which articles I favorite 3) how long I spend reading each article 4) what the words in those articles I read most are and how they might relate to advertising. There must be something at play. Yes, the users were mostly “power users” which I took as a pejorative for “the primary thought leaders, content creators, engineers, and architects of the world wide web.” This information is incredibly valuable - why was no one able to make that case to the leadership? I mean, it’s their loss, but it’s perplexing.