People in the know have been warning about the impending doom of Google Reader for years now, so this comes as no surprise. One of the reasons why I left Squarespace for my own server was that I wanted to start running Feverº on my domain, and Squarespace can’t do that. Its so unsurprising that I actually agree with Old Man Winer entirely. Shockingly, if you want your service to stick around, you should probably pay for it.
Now, there’s no way that something like Fever could ever even come close to replacing Reader, so there’s clearly a market opportunity out there for someone. Hopefully the impending vacuum will kickstart some great services.