Google Reader’s fans aggrieved on Google’s decision

The world’s techies are crying out in reaction to Google’s announcement that it will be killing its Google Reader service – a popular RSS feed that delivers aggregated content in a centralized spot online – this summer.

The decision is part of an overall strategy by Google to focus on fewer products, a move the web giant says will help the company better allocate its resources to “make the most” of today’s rapid computer environment.

Fans of the RSS feed have responded feverishly online to the announcement of its cancellation, ranging in emotion from outrage to pure panic.