Update: The Old Reader announced that they will remain public after all. I’m still testing out Bloglovin, though: Follow my blog with Bloglovin.
It’s another sad week.
Yesterday, I saw a notification on my The Old Reader page saying that they took down the “Donate” button and that they were going private. I was initially alarmed after reading the “… going private” page so I headed over to their blog. Sure enough, I saw their heart-breaking announcement: The Old Reader is going to be a private RSS Aggregator for the developers’ families and friends, those who already donated, & those who signed up before March 31, 2013.
I am neither related or friends with any of the three developers. I haven’t donated to them in the past. I also am not one of the privileged few who signed up for their service before March 31, 2013 either; although I wish I did.