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No Short (RSS) Feed!

April 19th, 2008

I really don't understand why a blog like the adCenter would want to use show short rss feed, when their main purpose is to spread the news. Are they afraid of spammers took their blog contents and post it to somewhere else? I thought that would help them further spread their products to more audience?

A second reason I could guess would be that they want their readers to check out their website? Or, they want their readers to click on the advertisements on their website? As far as I know, subscribers, whether they read on RSS reader or at the website, they don't click much on ads. If they are so worried about this, make some RSS ads.

I'm not sure about you, most of the time I really won't click on the "read more" link, unless they really are giving out money.

After thinking a while, I think maybe I should go to the site and have a look. Maybe their website is really so cool that everyone has to check it out. Guess what I see?

Maybe we should create a campaign to boycott websites with short feeds. We want full text feed! We want full text feed! We want full text feed!

Are you with me?

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