I set up a petition last night keepgooglereader.com and I have been amazed by the response. At the time of writing we have about 22,000 signatures and it is still climbing. The site has been covered in the LA Times, Mashable, Le Monde and several other news outlets. But let’s be honest, Google won’t agree to keep Reader on. They never have listened to their user base and they probably won’t start now.
So here is what I am proposing to Google – open-source the Google Reader code and let us run it. We will find a way to monetise it, we will find a way to keep it going.
If you agree, then please head over to keepgooglereader.com and sign the petition. Come on Google, do the right thing!