Earlier this evening, the entire RSS world was hit with quite a tsunami of a news, that Google will be shutting down their Google Reader service from the beginning of July 2013. Clearly, there are millions of Google Reader users out there who are still numb from the announcement, but it is nice to see some folks taking up the pro-active approach and creating online petitions to ask the Internet search giant to reconsidering their decision, and let Google Reader maintain its status quo. Heck, it ain’t even April 1 just yet, so this is no joke either.
There is a petition over at Change.org, that has been titled Google: Keep Google Reader Running, and it has picked up a few thousand signatures already, so you might want to add to it. Daniel Lewis, who hails from New York, launched the petition and claimed that Reader’s declining usage as the reason behind Google’s decision. What do you think of this decision from Google that will certainly disrupt our lives? Perhaps Google has something better to take over Reader when July rolls around? Stay tuned to find out more as news develops on the situation.