My friends’ “rage comic” reactions to the Google Reader social shut-out. See also the following enlightening posts:

Courtney Stanton’s Wherein I try to explain why Google Reader is the best social network created so far

Sarah Perez’s Google Reader Getting Overhauled, Removing Your Friends

E.D. Kain’s The Unsocial Network: Why Google Is Wrong to Kill Off Google Reader

My Google Reader “Friends Shared” feed is now full of heartbreaking posts about how much Google Reader has meant to my friends over the course of the past few years and concerns that we’re not going to keep in touch now that we’re being forced out into Google+, Facebook, and the internet at large. It’s a really grim scene.