Actually, that's not accurate. Google has been very generous in what it's given us- its search engines, Gmail, Google reader and probably unnumbered and untold other innovations and information gathering that I'd rather not know about.
But I also kind of feel like Google is my drug dealer- its gotten me hooked on things like Picnik and Google Friend Connect and now it's taking them away. I think it wants me to replace them with some other Google service, and I'll probably try it, because right now, I feel lost and I need my fix.
The most frustrating thing about losing the Google Friend Connect widget is that no one really seems to know what that means.
Does it mean that if you've chosen to subscribe to "Gathering Dust" through Google Friend Connect (GFC) and by doing so, Gathering Dust has been added to your Google Reader, when GFC is gone Gathering Dust won't be in your Google Reader anymore?
People all over the internet are trying to figure it out.
Here's my suggestion. If you originally started reading my blog by joining GFC, and you still want to read it after March 1- just go to your Google Reader, click on the red "Subscribe" button on the left side and type in "Beth Leintz". You can do this right now.
That's how us peasants can stay friends.
(Images provided by- of course, Google Images)