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Join Online Petition to Keep Google Reader Alive

Since Google Reader started 8 years ago, I have been a great fan of it, using it on a daily basis. It is indeed sad to hear we will have to bid farewell to Google Reader on 1 July 2013. Immediately after the closure is announced, online petitions started and quickly begin to receive signatures in tens of thousands on same day. Do participate in them and hopefully Google will listen for once.

  1. Petition on Change.Org
    Objective is to hope Google Reader will stay alive.

  2. Petition on keepgooglereader.com
    Objective is to get Google Reader open sourced so enthusiasts can run the web application themselves. This is with the understanding that Google will not reverse its decision to axe Reader.

I trust Google to product excellent product and not to discontinue just because it is not generating money out of it.

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