Google caused a DDOS attack

Google caused a DDOS attack against pretty much every other RSS #Reader out there. All the various sites are not responding, timing out, incompletely rendering etc. Like everyone else I'm concerned about how to replace one of the tools I spend most time in, especially from Google. (The first tab of my first window has been Reader for many years.)

Although RSS readers are conceptually simple, the UI is incredibly hard to get right and Reader managed to hit the right balance of simplicity and density without gratuitous slickness.

I'm actually quite happy not to #SaveGoogleReader - this is a sign and reminder not to be so dependent on Google.

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