New and improved doesn't always mean better. I've been ignoring Google's little messages up until now about the loss of reader and igoogle because simply haven't had the time to deal with it. No that's not true. I didn't want to take the time because I knew it would take time, lots of it. As we all know, when it comes the computer, it takes time. I've also been contemplating a new laptop but that's a whole other story. Have been researching and reading and checking out what other folks have been saying about all the choices out there.
I've gone exploring and checked out NetVibes which was snazzy but way too slow to load. Protopage just rubbed me the wrong way. I've fallen in like with Ustart.org and after playing with it a while, think it will make a good replacement for igoogle. Have taken the plunge and set it up as my home page.
As far as the reader goes, I discovered Feedly who has stepped up to the plate to take over and seamlessly clone google reader and make the transition very smooth. I'm getting used to it, but debating whether I'll just go back to old fashioned method of keeping the blogs I follow in my sidebar and clicking over from there. Have already weaned myself from google reader and rarely look at it these days so won't be much of a loss.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl