Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down

This video was a farce created at the disappointment of a Group in Google that the Googlers (and others it seems) were using across many feeds. It was started in 2005 to give them a place to chat with each other and tell their stories. Eventually many rogue feeds were using it to do the same. It was one big happy family, really. Management at Google realized it had no owner!! Well, Google Reader was started by me, Kitty Kelso. I didn't have a clue how to manage it, I just knew it was a great idea for the time-outs experienced during a workday, and a way to pass the down time for the techs (and admin). It became very, very popular. It actually has a history to this day transferred to other names in 2015 or so! A wonderful IP at Google read my idea in my email and I was able to go through the process of establishing it. I got a couple of emails from GMAIL telling me to write on Google Reader. I explained my lack of technological abilities to write with such a learned crowd - so the crowds continued to grow without me. I believe there were 54,000 members when there was a conference by management to confess they had no owner at Google Reader. They deemed it hacked, and referred all members to other Google areas. I went about my life after giving Googlers breathing time-outs! It stuck and continues without my name or recognition even today. I am content and happy for the users that enjoy it so very much!😎

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