Users were left with no RSS reader application, no comparable alternative, and no education from Google on how to continue using their RSS feeds without Google Reader. Google provided a Google Chrome extension that places a small RSS icon next to a website’s URL in the browser bar if you’re on a web page that has an RSS feed. After many RSS users were locked in and relying on the Google News app for their RSS feeds, Google deprecated RSS support, causing users’ RSS feeds to stop working.

Source: How Google helped destroy adoption of RSS feeds

I knew more people on Google Reader than Google Plus. I have to imagine they could still make it work, but perhaps there’s something I simply don’t understand.

I’m just waiting for DHH to make a news reader.