(cross posted to Gordon's Notes and Gordon's Tech)
Google Reader shares are gone.
I'm not going to switch to sharing via G+.
I will, however, be sharing via Twitter: John Gordon (jgordonshare) on Twitter.
That Twitter stream used to consist of feed-generated tweets from GR shares. Now it's the closest thing I have to an archive of those shares.
Now it will be the primary place I share -- with the help of the Twitter share bookmarklet.
Twitter is not very useful for sharing. Your comments to your shared content were never long but Google Reader offered a preview of the shared content if it was not already available as full text. Twitter offers no previews of linked content and even the URL is hidden as a short URL. In addition, Twitter does not even pretend to archive tweets for a long time, at least not in a publicly accessible way.
Not only that, but Twitter officially eliminated RSS support.
My early experiments confirm your opinions.
I've another blog post cooking on possible replacements for Reader/Sharing.
I think Twitter's role is as a sort of lowest-common-denominator notification client.
I'm having to learn about technologies that I put on the backburner when I still expected Google not to be stupid.
(Evil is bad, but stupid may be worse.)
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