Those who have paid attention (yeah, all three of you) to what I think
about RSS feeds with advertising in them, know that I've been saying that people will dump the feeds once it starts to bug them since forever, and proclaim so loud and clear in that e-book Unleash the power of RSS. RSS feeds are ads most of the time. It's usually headline + link, or headline + lead-in + link - in effect "advertising" whats new on site X. Some sites spend everything they have in their feeds, their entire post and images - these are the ones most likely to do RSS-ads.
I noticed the other day that Moonhouse beta was complaining that some feedster keyword feeds that he subscribes to were suddenly updated with only ads. Previously, the feeds would have a regular update, and on occasion an ad would appear sandwiched between the regular news - but all of a sudden he had four updates that were nothing but ads. Lets hope that was a bug. Then I stumbled over Dave Winer complaining about BoingBoings feed, as he had received the same advert seventeen times and had enough. He unsubscribed, as one would. (read more)
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