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Posted at 9:05 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Google says Reader link coming back

By Hayley Tsukayama

Google said in a tweet on Friday that removing the Google Reader link from the top of the Gmail homepage was a mistake and Tech Crunch reported that the company plans to restore the link some time Monday morning.

Google told Tech Crunch that the mixup happened when the company decided Google's photo service, Picasa, had become popular enough to merit inclusion in the top navigation menu. But instead of simply adding "Photos" to the menu, an error replaced the link to Google Reader and demoted it to the drop-down menu.

The Reader link at the top of Gmail (and other sites) was accidentally removed. It's coming back soon, we promise. Don't panic.less than a minute ago via web

Google faced serious backlash from Gmail users over the change.

Either RSS isn't dying after all, or it's sure putting up a fight.

Do you use RSS? Did the Reader link mixup disrupt your daily routine?

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 24, 2011; 9:05 AM ET
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It wasn't a huge deal for me, but I definitely noticed it, and spent some time trying to figure out how to get it back. I have so many blogs I follow that the reader is really the only way to keep track of them all.

Posted by: wtrmllngirl | January 24, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I read a lot of blogs and would go crazy trying to get them one by one. I read most of them (including this one) via RSS - mostly Google Reader. Some, like your colleague, Dr. Gridlock, I get through Outlook's RSS reader. I use Outlook when I want to be notified of new posts quickly. Click throughs don't tell the story - I only click when I'm interested enough to want to read more.

Posted by: jcflack1 | January 25, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

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