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?