Ok, I've been squeezing my eyes shut really, really tight, hoping against hope that all the rumors of Google buying Feedburner were untrue. But alas, my wishes were smashed against a wall and broken into tiny pieces when I saw that the Official Google Blog announced the purchase.
I want to throw myself on the floor, flail my arms, kick my legs, and scream NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! I've been slowly easing myself away from my dependencies upon Google, and yet they constantly find a way to suck me back into their pod again and again. I DON'T WANT to be sucked into their world-devouring tunnel! I DON'T WANT my every movement probed, prodded, organized, evaluated, judged, and monetized by Google. I chose to use Feedburner. I DID NOT choose to use Gooburner. For the sake of everything that is good and not evil, Google, please STOP buying out the entire world. Some of us actually WANT to have choices.