As an alternative, I can actually now just open everything I might want to read in tabs on my browser. My Twitter feed alerted me to the OneTab extension for Chrome, which, with a single mouse click, turns all your open tabs into a single tab with a list of links. OneTab touts the memory reduction in the browser; while this is a positive effect, I'm not experiencing it fully because tabs that are "pinned" in Chrome are unaffected. However, from a usability standpoint, this isn't a bug, it's a feature -- the whole point of pinned tabs is they're the ones that remain open under all conditions, so I can use OneTab without having to worry about re-opening each pinned tab individually.
Also via Twitter: Ars Technica reports that Google is retiring site blocking in its search functionality. The only way to not "welcome back the content farms," as AT puts it, is to install a Chrome extension, which is of no help to anyone who doesn't use Chrome. I've never blocked sites from Google search, so this doesn't affect me personally, but it caught my attention because Libby's tweet called it another step in "[t]he great Google Web Enclosening." I regard enclosure of the Internet, regardless of who is doing it, as a negative; so much of the utility provided by it derives from the Internet's lack of barriers and its ability to circumvent those that are erected.