inessential by Brent Simmons

Updated Google Reader

ReadWriteWeb: Google Reader Gets the Google Plus Treatment. “No more friending, following and sharing; it’s all circling and +1s now.”

So that part’s done. Here’s the announcement.

Two paragraphs of the announcement are about taking your data and moving elsewhere, which is laudable — data export is super-important — but this is the second Google Reader announcement in a row to make such a big point of it. I hope I’m making too much out of that. I probably am.