Of course, I’m not giving up Google Reader for anything. I think I found my RSS heaven.
They’ve made some changes. Hopefully, this will satisfy everyone, but probably not.
Erick Schonfeld – “To be clear, Google Reader is not broadcasting every feed you subscribe to out to your entire contact list. The default is to keep everything private until you deliberately click the â€œshareâ€ button. But once you do that, you lose control over who gets to see what. The appeal of this approach is that it is an effortless way to discover what a subset of people you know are sharing. But it might also create privacy issues for people who do not understand exactly how it works . There is a creepy surveillance aspect to this that might also turn some people off, or keep them from sharing anything at all.”
More here. And here.