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Keep Google Reader Running

    1. Dan Lewis
    2. Petition by

      Dan Lewis

      New York, NY

Dear Google:

A few years ago -- years, wow -- Google Reader was one of my go-to social networks. It was an accidental one. I was using it for its intended purpose -- aggregating and reading a lot of web content in one place -- but it turns out, a lot of other people were doing the same thing. A lot. Many of which shared interests and when you added the amazing (amazing!) share and comment features, Google Reader blossomed into a wonderful experience for many of us, core to our day-to-day consumption of content online.

Unfortunately, you decided to kill those "extra" functions. I'm not here to ask you to reverse that (you should, though). In doing so, Google Reader's day-to-day value declined, and I, like many, ended up using it less often. Instead of hitting the bookmarklet I have on my Chrome install three, four times a day, it's now a once a day (okay, once every other day more often, recently) experience.

But it's still a core part of my Internet use. And of the many, many others who are signed below.

Our confidence in Google's other products -- Gmail, YouTube, and yes, even Plus -- requires that we trust you in respecting how and why we use your other products. This isn't just about our data in Reader. This is about us using your product because we love it, because it makes our lives better, and because we trust you not to nuke it.

Oh.

So, please don't destroy that trust. You're a huge corporation, with a market cap which rivals the GDP of nations. You're able to dedicate 20% of your time to products which may never seen the light of day. You experiment in self-driving cars and really cool eyewear which we trust (trust!) you'll use in a manner respectful to our needs, interests, etc.

Show us you care.

Don't kill Google Reader.

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    • Bartek Shaarani TORONTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      I'm -still- trying to find my footing after losing Reader.

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    • ilgi genç ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • 8 months ago

      its been almost a year and i still miss you reader

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    • Jean Bernard VAN HECKE MONTPELLIER, UNITED STATES
      • 8 months ago

      Pourquoi détruire ce qui est utile ? Être positif est de conserver pour améliorer ce qui a été naturellement conçus. C'est pourquoi je signe.

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    • Елена Гончарова Ухта, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 9 months ago

      Why is It really needed us!this important to you? (Optional)

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    • Jessica Bosari PLYMOUTH, MA
      • 9 months ago

      I work across several computers. As a blogger, RSS feeds are vital to my work and Google reader made it possible to work from any PC. Plus, so many other apps depend on it. Please don't let it die!

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