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Web users kicked off big-style when Google announced that news aggregator and RSS viewer Google Reader would change its design and remove crucial features. There were blog posts a plenty, and the technology world went off the deep end, as though someone had accidentally tripped over the plug to the Internet.
Some decided to remain "tepidly agnostic" over the changes, whereas others simply jumped ship at the thought that even on the face of it a subtle change may affect their worlds. It was something Google found difficult to do, no doubt, but has for some time wanted to revamp its user interfaces. Nevertheless, many were angry and frustrated that a free product could suddenly change without that much warning.