There is a whole new world out there. People lived in it, but in the normal one at the same time. Others didn’t, and the new world was invisible.
This new world is built on pipes and RSS. It is the first Web 2.0 world that was promised in our earlier days. It was also the one that was left behind–not for any technical reason, but it was simply invisible to the average human eyes.
But for the people in that new world, they see things differently. For a large number of them, websites like Google Reader was the single, entire gateway to the online world. It’s true syndication.
Farewell, Google Reader. Hopefully there is still room for hope.