Re: Here is why
"With RSS I can get text only information without all the flash/adverts etc html crap."
^This 1000 times.
Why on earth would i want to use a social networking system for this?, i dont care about other peoples feeds or what they +1`d or whatever inane celeb gossip is `trending` and i certainly dont want them inserted into my feed list, same goes for advertising crap as well.
Social networks are simply the wrong place for rss reading, social networks are for idiots to bend over and give all the minute details of their boring lives to advertisers and spammers to spunk over.
I imagine trying to sift through and organise a large rss feed library with g+ to be an absolute nightmare tbh.
A lot of the other android news readers have shoehorned social features into the mix, and it waters down and ruins them.
Of course, for google, seeing what everyones reading is an absolute goldmine for ad metrics so im not suprised they pulled this. I wont be using it though, il stick with feedr, its simple and does the job without any flannel. feedr doesnt sync across devices, but i dont really need that anyway so its all golden.