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!!!!! NOOOOOOOO don't take away my Google Reader!!! Google epic fail. This will ruin me.
 
Today Google announced that is is killing their RSS reader, Google Reader. As it is for millions of other users, Google Reader is a mission critical part of my day.

Google, I know you want to migrate us to G+. I get that. But your unceremonious axing of something so much loved and used as Reader makes me question my dependency on ANY Google product other than search.

Please reshare this if you agree. Maybe someone at Google will notice.
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Yes I find it hard to believe so few people use it that out isn't work continuing. I'm guessing they are going to release some new product soon...
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Results of my non-scientific estimation experiment are in. Participants were randomly divided in two groups. One group was asked two questions:
A1) Are there more than 10 countries in Africa?
A2) How many countries are there in Africa?

The other group was asked two questions:
B1) Are there more than 100 countries in Africa?
B2) How many countries are there in Africa?

The average # of countries guessed by group A was 25.6, standard deviation 16.7 (20 total responses).
The average # of countries guessed by group B was 55.9, standard deviation of 22.8 (18 total responses).

There is less than a 1% chance that the two groups of responses are similar (according to a T-Test, if you're statistically inclined). 50% of the responders' answers fall within the boxes in the figure.

Sadly I didn't make up this experiment; I just wanted to see if I could duplicate the results. This psychological technique is called "priming", or sometimes "anchoring". It's the same concept at play when you see a price tag with the "suggested price" crossed out and the reduced price shown below. People are so easy to manipulate!
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Great shots!
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Wow, I sure do hate the new Google+.
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Yeah, I'm so used to navigating using j/k buttons in most of the sites that it is kind of annoying that I cannot do now what I used to be able to before. 
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I love you Amazon.
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1000 points to the person who figures out the fastest way to click a link inside an email in gmail using only the keyboard. I think it's ',' then hold down [tab] but that's kind of lame.
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Haha
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    Mechanical Engineering, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park
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