Google's move to shut down its reader application this summer has sparked a social media uproar.
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Users took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their frustrations about Google's move. The words "Google Reader" trended worldwide on Twitter Thursday morning.
The search giant announced Wednesday via a blog post that it was planning to shut down the service because usage has declined.
Google Reader is a content feed that allows users to aggregate news via Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Basically, the tool enables people to follow multiple websites through one destination.
While many people now use social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, to access content these days, the backlash from Google shutting down its reader shows that some people will need a replacement for their news aggregation.