Dear Google News

Uggggggggh! What were you thinking of? The new layout out changes for Google News are absolutely horrid! I kept hoping you might be listening to the backlash across the net from your readers, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. You just keep adding in more options that take it further and further away from what it used to be. This isn’t just a matter of not liking change. The new layout is simply far more difficult to browse easily and I can rarely find what I am actually looking for anymore.
“Reaction to Google News’ new layout has been resoundingly harsh. So far, Google isn’t offering an option to revert back to the old version, unlike it did with its last major Gmail update. It seems Google’s attempt to balance personalization and serendipity left fans of both unhappy.” ReadWriteWeb

“Google’s support forums are filled with complaints and many are saying that they are looking for alternatives to Google News. Up till now, Google has made it pretty clear that it has no intention to undo the changes or offer an option for the old design.” SoftPedia

If your goal was to send your loyal followers to Yahoo or Bing for their news, then the changes have been a HUGE success Google. Keep up the good work. If however you kind of want to keep us around, it might be time to actually hear what your readers are saying.


A Former Loyal Google News Reader

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