Google News redesign?

Google News[2] redesign is awful, atrocious, not fit for purpose... and the internet is fuming, just like when the much loved Google Reader was killed. But does the Big G care? Apparently not! We noticed that attitude, when Google Plus was imposed on everyone. As Google effectively deprecates all devices on older Android versions, with every new Android version.

That's the price for wanting to live with Google. It's their road, or the highway. Use them, but don't depend on them. Yeah, and before you forget.. Don't be evil!

Certain corporate behaviours turned Microsoft supporters into haters. Is Google approaching that threshold? Even internally too, Google employees are not allowed to question anything.

I have also said this before, Google frontends are as bad as their backends are good.. in so many respects. While Google backends are so efficiently architected and implemented, Google frontend apps are badly designed inefficient bloatwares getting more worse with each iteration.. exhibiting malware behaviours. It beggars belief that they could be from the same stables! Google mobile apps are even worse bloatwares than their web apps. Try any lean third-party app, and you will instantly notice the difference in efficiency.

I looked at Yahoo News[4] as an alternative, but that site is too crafty with inline adverts masquerading as news headlines. Plus I don't trust that lot anymore..
Google's Marissa Mayer turned Yahoo into spamware feeds, but that's a whole different story.

Back to Google News[2] and it's recent incarnation.. Settings won't save your preferences. You can't hide their Top Stories, full of US Propaganda. Imagine a whole page where you can only see two headlines.. duh! The old Google News was beautiful compared to this, and settings were seamless across sessions/locations too.

I can't take this anymore :( I need alternatives for whenever my fingers automatically type news.google.com. Even Bing News[4] from those deserted Microsoft stables seems better compared to this garbage from Google.

I still think a feed reader is the most efficient way to consume news, and other blogs of interest. Since I move around quite often, a web based one is more suitable. Having looked at many since Google Reader was killed off, my current recommendation is http://commafeed.com[1] with nightsky theme, an online RSS Reader with optional dark theme kinder to eyes.


[1] http://commafeed.com
[2] http://google.com/news
[3] http://bing.com/news
[4] http://yahoo.com/news
[4] http://newslookup.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

most viewed