Google Reader is disappearing as of July 1st, 2013. Which marks the death of one of the very few Google products I use these days.
Slate.com has created a graveyard of dead Google products. I’d long since forgotten about most of these, and there were more than a few I hadn’t heard of. But the Reader? That just hurts.
Venture Beat’s recommended some alternatives, but none of them seem to compare with Google’s straightforward design, which allowed me to subscribe to and organize hundreds of feeds with ease.
- The VIDA count for 2012 is in. Three year comparison here. Analysis here.
- No, submission numbers don’t matter. More here.
- Tin House and Granta fared well, here’s how they run journals that aren’t sexist.
- Gender bias exists in academia, despite claims of a meritocracy.
- Overheard in the Newsroom is a great blog of short snippets of what goes on between editors, reporters, photographers and others in the news room. Hilarity ensues.
- Not sure how to spot a BS “news” story at 50 paces? Here’s a 5 point check list.
- Nate Thayer exposes The Atlantic’s stance on (not) paying freelance writers, and Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic, responds. Who’s side are you on? Just kidding. There’s only one side. And Madrigal’s evidently not on it.
- Here’s another way to do it. You know, by actually paying writers.
- Wonder what goes on behind the scenes with jurors of literary awards? Madeleine Thien on transparency.
- Hamlet’s just an antisocial geek.
- On collecting occult books.
- Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling.
- Joss Whedon’s top 10 writing tips.
- Young, creative, and screwed.
- Give up now.
- The average Canadian indie artist earns a whopping $7,228 a year playing music, plus some other industry stats
- Is the ereader already dead?
How will I do this without my feeds?