On Monday, as the digital world lays Google Reader to rest, some are reflecting on the surprisingly expansive list of services and platforms that were similarly put to death by Google.
It may sounds horrific, but Google is a serial killer of sorts when it comes to services. Of course, some of the services were sent to their grave with the full consent of the public. Others, however – like Google Reader – were sentenced to their fate despite outcries from the public.
Alas, no eleventh hour pardon has come for Google Reader. But at least the RSS service that made the ultimate sacrifice is in good company. Below is an infographic from WordStream that shows just how busy Google has been at killing that which they have created.