Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to stop following blogs with your Google account

I don’t know if you remember this, but before Facebook, before Twitter, when Feedburner was something mandatory in your blog, there was another thing that Google added called “Google Friend Connect”. The point of this was(is) to allow users to follow their favorite blogs using an RSS Feed reader. This was also complemented by the now gone Google Buzz.

But this feature is now completely obsolete and completely irrelevant, not to mention quite annoying for people like me who like to keep their feeds clean and neat.

Sadly, Google doesn’t offer an easy way to unfollow these. You have to go through several steps to actually do it. Or you can just click this link to get there.

The first thing to do is go here, you should see this.

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Now what you need to do is click the one you don’t want to follow anymore on Settings. This will open a popup window that will allow you to remove those annoying blogs for good.

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And that’s it! The blog is gone. And the most important part of this is that it no longer appears on Google Reader (which will die on July 1st).

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