So, Now You Don’t Trust Google?

As a heavy Google Reader user and longtime Google skeptic, I have mixed feelings about the coming demise of Reader. On the one hand, I will miss it greatly. It’s how I keep up with, well, almost everything. There isn’t a service or app I use more. But I don’t share in the outrage and feelings of betrayal that seem to have washed over the mass of Reader users

I find the idea that people won’t use Google Keep because they can no longer trust Google to be particularly amusing. This “Google can’t be trusted” reaction, combined with the shock that Google would kill Reader without so much as a “by your leave,” makes me wonder what company they’ve been dealing with over the years. It certainly isn’t the Google I know. [Read more…]