The announcement of Google Reader’s impending death early in March shook the World Wide Web and elicited violent reactions from its loyal users. From social networking sites to blogs and online journals, people were protesting against Google’s recent decision and expressing dismay over the killing of their beloved RSS platform. Citing the declining number of users as its primary reason for shuttering Reader, Google is turning a deaf ear to the barrage of protests and standing firm in its decision. Come July 1st of this year, Google will permanently shut down Reader. At least the search-engine giant was kind enough to set the shutdown date a few months away, as this will give users plenty of time to search for alternatives.