March 18, 2013
Why is Google dropping Google Reader & RSS? The answer is obvious.
This “killing off” of Google Reader and Chrome RSS AddOn is pretty blatantly an attempt to drive people to use Google+ for everything.
It makes sense. Honestly I haven’t used RSS for years, and was surprised so many people still do. I suspect most people get their news and information “feeds” through Twitter and/or Facebook at this point anyway. And unless G+ can compete with those services, it is not likely to survive.