Bloglines is down again tonight.
And that’s not all. Bloglines seems to be in a general state of decline. Other RSS readers (Rojo, Yahoo, Attensa, BlogBridge, tons more) are innovating and gaining users at Bloglines’ expense. No new features worth mentioning. I hate to see a service I love fade like this.
This didn’t happen to Flickr after the Yahoo acquisition. It isn’t inevitable that a startup loses its focus when acquired by a larger company.