Chuck Shotton: Google Reader’s Real Value (via Dave Winer)
“Google Reader was at best an average RSS reader. But it excelled at keeping all of my other 3rd party RSS reader apps in sync… When Google Reader shuts down, what is going to do that for me? The answer right now is ‘nothing.'”
Yep – this is a big hole. One that will hopefully be filled soon.
I wrote a bit last month about what Syncpocalypse would mean for bloggers, after the last brief outage.