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Goodbye Google Reader

In the library world, we know all about information overload. We also know the importance of staying up-to-date in an ever changing environment. A great way to be able to do that is by following some blogs that cover the information most important for your focus and interests. When deciding I needed to find a few good writers to follow, I knew that if I had to go to each individual blog, it would never happen. I was thrilled when I started using Google Reader. I already had my Google account, and it was extremely easy to set everything up. Then, the news came that it was being shut down. I think that Alex Kantrowitz’s article on Forbes.com summed up many of the feelings regarding this decision pretty well. He talked about how while we, as users, may feel like an online product belongs to us, it really does not.[1]