This might not be big news for some (most) of you, but for those of you who use Google Reader to keep up with the goings on of the market and various blogs, this might have a big impact on you. Google announced today that it's groundbreaking RSS aggregator will be no more as of July 1.
Predictably, the news was met with plenty of teeth gnashing and rending of garments among the Internet cool kids, and petitions have already sprung up begging Google for a reprieve. Some of the reactions so far have been hilarious.
I'm kinda sorry to see it go. Google Reader was a huge part of my daily ritual in the early days of WSO. I'll admit I haven't logged into it in a long while though, and when I did a couple weeks ago I had thousands of unread articles. I basically use Twitter and Zite instead of Reader these days, and apparently so do a lot of other people because that's the reason that's being thrown around for the retirement of Reader.
So how many of you still rely on Reader? Is this going to have much of an impact on you? I kinda wish they'd bring back Google Wave. I was convinced that was the future of email communications. Shows what I know.
*UPDATE* Shit just got real: