This is really becomes annoying – the behaviour of the Empire of Goodness, a.k.a Google Inc.
Google announced another turn of clean-up for APIs and services.
The worst part for me personally is Google Reader:
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
Guys from Google, I want to address you my bad feelings. I use Google Reader every day. It helped me to follow interesting blogs and sites. And now, you are closing it.
I consider this to be the last outpost, before Google will turn finally to another evil empire.
Google, you will have a good company on the dark side of the Power. Apple is already there.
BTW, Microsoft now is much less evil, than Google. They support pretty much opensource projects and keep developing new services, instead of killing working ones.
UPDATE: Here is a petition to save Google Reader. Am not sure it might help, but why not to try.
UPDATE 2: Even Hitler is against this idea
UPDATE 3: seems like feedly.com is a good replacement.