Angus Logan’s Feed Compromised!

Have you stopped using feedburner services, single GOOGLE acquisition? Well, your feedburner address is still out and about; open to anyone to use.

A big issue. It does not matter if you are a A blogger or a blogger. What matters is your privacy! Once you have stopped redirecting your blog’s feeds to feedburner, you will need to do the following steps:

  1. Keep the feedburner account active.
  2. Stop redirecting your feeds to feedburner
  3. Inform your site visitors and rss readers of the change of feed address.

Never ever let go your feedburner address. It’s just like your domain name!

I had once written about Microsoft bloggers (some) using feedburner. However in last couple of months, I have seen quite a few of them dropping out of feedburner, since Google’s acquisition of feedburner.

Is feedburner now that evil? Honestly, if I were working for Microsoft, I would do exactly what other Microsofties have done. Maybe, I would have never subscribed to feedburner at all. Maybe.

What’s the point of this post?

The point is: if you stop using feedburner, don’t let go of your feed address and don’t delete your account.

Look at what has happened to Angus Logan’s feed. I knew he had changed his feed address. I know his blog address top of my head, so I didn’t change his address in Google Reader.

But today I saw an update on this feedburner address – which was is http://feeds.feedburner.com/anguslogan. This feed is now being used by BSPCN.

Lesson learnt well. Don’t delete your feed address!

What do you think? Isn’t this banking of someone’s credibility? In reality, feedburner should have a system in place to prevent this from happening.

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6 Replies to “Angus Logan’s Feed Compromised!”

  1. I don’t agree with Microsoft people leaving feedburner just because it has been bought by Google.

    All that should matter is the quality of the service.

    I used to work for an Insurance company and yet my travel insurance was with a rival company because – despite my internal discount – it was cheaper for the same coverage.

    People at Microsoft ought to take Google as a rival company not as the enemy (which is what some of them seem to think it is)

  2. There was a huge debate about this internal to Microsoft at the time. Some set of people felt quite strongly, either through company loyalty or because they were customer-facing, that they couldn’t use a Google product. Others felt just as vehemently that they should use the tool they felt was best for their work, without regard for author. As I recall, the debate drizzled out without reaching any conclusion favoring either side.

  3. I think it’s not the company that matters here, but their (or an organisation’s) policy or rather business model. If you don’t agree – you don’t. Personal choice of which one is loyalty does matter the most.

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