FeedFlare (or, Stop Changing my Feeds!)

Freshness Warning
This blog post is over 15 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current and the links no longer work.

Feedburner released a new feature called FeedFlare that’s pretty clever. It adds a few features to the bottom of your feed items that shows things like an inbound link count from Technorati, comment counts, and lets people email the feed item. Each widget is delivered as an image, preseumably so that FeedBurner can change the contents of the image without changing the contents of the feed itself, preventing items from reappearing in your feed reader.

That’s a nice touch, but it would be better if they’d only apply the new feature to newly-created feed items. The last two days my reader has been clogged with items from FeedBurner-powered feeds. I’ve already seen the items, but since FeedBurner has gone back and inserted FeedFlare on all the old items from feeds, they’re showing up again.

Stephanie
December 28, 2005 7:31 AM

Y ea I jsut noticed this new feature myself and so far I am pretty impressed with it. Feedburner is no doubt going places!

This discussion has been closed.

Recently Written

The Trap of The Sales-Led Product (Dec 10)
It’s not a winning way to build a product company.
The Hidden Cost of Custom Customer Features (Dec 7)
One-off features will cost you more than you think and make your customers unhappy.
Domain expertise in Product Management (Nov 16)
When you're hiring software product managers, hire for product management skills. Looking for domain experts will reduce the pool of people you can hire and might just be worse for your product.
Strategy Means Saying No (Oct 27)
An oft-overlooked aspect of strategy is to define what you are not doing. There are lots of adjacent problems you can attack. Strategy means defining which ones you will ignore.
Understanding vision, strategy, and execution (Oct 24)
Vision is what you're trying to do. Strategy is broad strokes on how you'll get there. Execution is the tasks you complete to complete the strategy.
How to advance your Product Market Fit KPI (Oct 21)
Finding the gaps in your product that will unlock the next round of growth.
Developer Relations as Developer Success (Oct 19)
Outreach, marketing, and developer evangelism are a part of Developer Relations. But the companies that are most successful with developers spend most of their time on something else.
Developer Experience Principle 6: Easy to Maintain (Oct 17)
Keeping your product Easy to Maintain will improve the lives of your team and your customers. It will help keep your docs up to date. Your SDKs and APIs will be released in sync. Your tooling and overall experience will shine.

Older...

What I'm Reading

Contact

Adam Kalsey

+1 916 600 2497

Resume

Public Key

© 1999-2021 Adam Kalsey.