bill - 4:15 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Now that this function is gone my Twitter and Google+ feeds are full of complaints about the loss of this feature.
Google Reader Backlash: 10,000 Users Sign Petition to Save Old Version [mashable.com]
Now that Google has officially switched to its new version of Google Reader, complete with Google+ integration, the company is facing the righteous fury of a social network it barely seemed to recognize: the Sharebros.
This small but maniacally dedicated community of Google Reader users was able to share stories and comments with each other until Monday, when the new version of Reader forced them to start using Google+. But the Sharebros are not taking the snub lying down.
Since the changes were announced earlier this month, more than 10,000 Sharebros have signed a petition to Google