As I’ve said in the past, Google Reader is my preferred method to keep up-to-speed on current academic journals, letting me quickly browse article abstracts in one centralized location. Sadly, the world has just learned that the service is to be discontinued July 1, 2013. This has me sadder than it has any right to. I really love RSS feeds, especially as an academic trying to keep up with new literature and read specialty blogs that only update once every six months.
I understand that RSS feeds are hard to monetize for Google, but I would gladly pay for that service. Anyway, I just wanted to complain now, but hopefully I’ll find a replacement. Until then, I feel like this:
(Image of sad, sad gorilla by Flickr user Ian Enchiladas.)