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Going, Going, Just About Gone: Google Will Nuke Reader Data Tomorrow

last chanceAre you a:

  • Former Google Reader user who has yet to find a replacement for the service, which shut down at the beginning of the month?

And a:

  • Former Google Reader user who never bothered to export their data in advance of the shutdown at the beginning of the month?

Probably not, right?

But if you do show up on this list, you’ve got one very last chance to get your hands on your stuff before Google pulls the plug once and for all.

Google says it will zap all of its subscription data tomorrow, July 15, at noon PT. Until then, you can still grab your old data at this link, via the company’s “takeout” service, which is actually kind of nifty.

And if you are still casting about for Reader replacements, my colleague Lauren Goode has a guide for you over here. I happened to find the link that generated this post, by the way, over at Hacker News, via Feedly.

(Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Becky Stares)

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work