What happened when 50,000 Google Reader readers tried an alternative.

What happened when 50,000 Google Reader readers tried an alternative. It is the usual narrative that when there is a major change in demand, a lot of things that worked perfectly before fail. And that some of the new things you put in place to react to the demand also have bugs and fail.

Also some nitty gritty at http://storify.com/mattrose/reader-o-calypse-from-the-pov-of-a-competitor