Thursday, 26 December 2013

Blogger Beware

Feedly is known as the leading replacement for the now deceased Google Reader but they are also beginning to get a reputation for making absolutely bone-headed decisions. Recently Feedly had the bright idea of forcing all their users to have a Google+ account in order to use Feedly, and today Feedly has found a way to piss off bloggers everywhere.

Last week, Feedly rolled out a controversial new “feature” that was hijacking feed links to steal traffic from millions of bloggers. Redirecting shared links with Feedly to Feedly’s own view of the article instead of the article itself on the original site is a concern for original content creators on many blogs.  It not only results in loss of traffic, but is also deceptive for those who follow a particular blog.

Credit due: The Digital Reader was the original source for this news.

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