Google plans to remove the social features in Google Reader and port them to Google+.  While, I use Reader all of the time, but don’t really use the social stuff so I didn’t really pay attention to the announcement.  But apparently, the social features are important to some users – particularly, Iranian protesters.  They use the social features to share information that is blocked by other channels.  There’s even a petition to keep the old features.

I thought the changes were supposed to be in place already, but Reader still looks the same to me.  I wonder if the petition made them reconsider?