First, there was the closing of Google Reader. There was also the announcement that Google would only leave CalDAV open to whitelisted developers (no MeFi link, though it is briefly mentioned in the Google Illiterate discussion), forcing anyone else who wrote a calendaring application to migrate from the open CalDAV standard to Google's own Calendar API. Then there was the removal of advertisement blocking applications from Google Play. Now, Google is blocking invite requests to their Jabber service from non-Google Jabber servers. A Google
customer user must send the request to the non-Google Jabber user. [more inside]
Google Talk Connect with their client, or yours. It runs on the first Jabber network with more than two users!
Got time for the jibber jabber? - Ever wonder what Metafilter would be like if Mr. T was in charge? Well wonder no more.