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Last Build Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:03:39 -0000



Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:03:39 -0000

I agree. I referred to the fact that Feedburner stats are unreliable. You might as well remove it from your blog all together. It's just an unreliable number.


Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:36:47 -0000

I don't get the logic behind doing something like this. It seems to me that this move pollutes the value (whatever is left of it) of Feedburner stats. Those stats are supposed to be tied specifically to people whom subscribe to someones RSS/Atom feed. I might follow someone on FriendFeed for a variety of reasons, one of which might not be that persons blog. FriendFeed evaluating the action of someone following someone else, and making assumptions against that action, introduces a huge grey cloud. This ultimately dillutes the value of the Feedburner stat. The Feedburner stat is tied to 1 thing. Someone subscribing to your blog. It's either true or false. There is a huge cloud of greyness baked into that number now. Not that Feedburner has done a great job of showing reliable data. But you can pretty much kiss goodbye any real understanding of how many people intended to subscribe to your blog. I'm wondering why FriendFeed felt the need to inject themselves into this position. Seems like a very awkward decision to have made.


Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:16:26 -0000

You're correct. If you submit a request from that page I'll get it squared away.


Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:00:45 -0000

Hi Robin, thanks. To create filters and pull the results into your RSS reader you don't need an account. You can get going right away here If you are a publisher and want to offer the filter on your site, to your readers, you can request an invite for a publisher account here:


Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:40:48 -0000

Rob, definitely not a substitute. Once you create some filters you can pull the results into greader. It should be looked at as complimentary.


Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:12:26 -0000

Amazing how things change in just one year. Thanks for the memories :)!

Re: Does Anybody Care About Non-Blog Commenting Anymore?

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:01:03 -0000

Unfortunately, we're down because we're migrating a bunch of data and re-writing our api. Once that's completed we'll be back up. This is what we're not doing. We're not showing full content on standalone pages anymore. In the reader, we show the feed as it is published (just as any other reader displays feed content). On standalone item pages we have a very abbreviated snippet of content (50 words). In the activity stream, we just provide the title of the story. And if you have a blog and want to pull the activity, comments included, back to your blog via an embeddable widget, you can do so. And the title of the post always links back to the source (in the reader, in the activity stream, on standalone pages).

Re: Stay On Top of the College Gridiron Using Only Your iPhone

Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:07:10 -0000

I think you need to update that screenshot. Arizona is 5-2 ;)!

Re: Shyftr Reloads With New API, Activity Stream, Widgets and UI

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:51:06 -0000

Thanks Louis. We're real excited about these updates, and would love to hear all feedback.

Re: The Tech Adopter's Lament

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:55:36 -0000

Now imagine all that with 56k

Re: The Gray Family Doubles Overnight. Welcome Matthew and Sarah!

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:43:46 -0000

Congratulations daddy! Each day is better than the last. Happy and healthy, and I love the names.

Re: Giving a Service Wings By Pushing Them from the Nest

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:00:01 -0000

Thanks Louis. I think all of us can agree that we deeply appreciate all the support you have given.

Re: Experiences 100% Uptime During WWDC Keynote

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:41:29 -0000

It's a good thing Scoble didn't know about this. You may have gone down and then it would have been all his fault.

Re: Disqus' Downtime Reminds Us of Woes for Data In the Cloud

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:27:43 -0000

Shey, we want to let comments travel back to blogs and other services like FriendFeed. Although, I can't say when this will happen. It's not an issue of whether or not we support the portability of comments. We support data portability, especially letting comments get pulled back to the blog. That being said, it's unfair to assume that the solution is about finding a platform to support. If we said today that we supported Disqus, that only means it's beneficial for a finite number of people that use Disqus. Everyone that uses Intense Debate, Wordpress Sezwho, and any other competing platform that pops up in the future would be left out in the cold. The answer to data portability of discussions should not be about supporting and integrating with 3rd party solutions. It should be about creating an open standard where everyone that has a vested interest can take advantage. A standard that everyone can use. A standard that doesn't require web services to tackle APIs from multiple platforms. A standard that doesn't require bloggers to rely on 3rd party solutions if they don't want to. Everyone that wants should have a right to participate in the data portability of comments. If we have an open standard in place, everyone will be able to support this standard without feeling tied into a specific solution. Discussion's are and will continue to be woven into the fabric of social media. Establishing an open standard for handling, sharing, and passing off these discussions to others is a no brainer in my mind.

Re: All Dogs Go To Heaven. For Molly, It Took 18+ Years.

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 23:27:18 -0000

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your wife. While we never met Molly, reading this brought tears to our eyes.

Re: Dealing With Capacity Overload and "Laying Off" Features

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 09:21:44 -0000

Just to clarify our intention, we're not going to dump the data entirely. We're going to archive it, and explore ways to let users have access to that data in the future. We haven't yet decided how far back to keep accessible data in the near term; whether it be 3 months, 6 months, etc. I'd actually be interested to hear how far back people realistically read their feeds. Our observations are that users aren't scrolling back too far, and maintaining this data for those few instances is hurting the experience for everyone else. So in the interest of understanding how Shyftr is being used right now, and maintaining an efficient system to accommodate that usage, we believe this move makes sense.

Re: Developers Are People Too, Don't Forget

Fri, 30 May 2008 09:24:17 -0000

Louis, thanks for pointing out the human side to all of this. It's easy to lose site of the fact that there are hard working individuals behind all of these products and services, and it's important we take a second to pause and realize this once in a while.

Re: Considering Shyftr

Wed, 28 May 2008 12:24:09 -0000

Duncan, thanks for the thoughtful review. Nice to see it in video format too :). There are a lot of moving parts that come into play for us, comments being one of them. Balancing what Shyftr can be for everyone is difficult to say the least, and we are constantly listening to and revising how we do things to keep that balance. If what we set out to build works, it will create an opportunity for everyone. An opportunity for users to get that ideal experience, an opportunity for publishers to broaden their reach, and subsequently this becomes an opportunity for publishers to take advantage of that broader audience. Shyftr sits in the middle as we try and facilitate this experience.

When it comes to comments, we are discussing how we will handle them moving forward. Since we are a small team it is not as easy as flipping a switch and making things change. But we understand the perspective of giving back, and are supportive of this philosophy. We just need a little bit of patience as we work through how to best handle it. I think having these discussions help us understand the perspective of others and allow us to make informed decisions that will benefit everyone.

Re: Shyftr: Our latest feed reader option

Thu, 15 May 2008 10:44:56 -0000

Thanks for adding Shyftr to Toluu Caleb :)

Re: Shyftr Gets More Social, Showing Who Reads Feeds You Do

Thu, 15 May 2008 10:36:44 -0000

Thanks Caleb and Louis. Toluu is doing some great stuff and we're excited to be an option for their users.

Re: Shyftr Adds OPML Support To Intriguing RSS Feed Reader

Mon, 05 May 2008 19:38:26 -0000

Thanks Louis,