10 Sep 2012

Burnt. Feedburner snuffs out

Author: will | Filed under: bloggers, blogging, blogs, google, information loss, irish blogs, Links, resource, social network

Do you blog? Do you have an RSS reader set-up to read blogs?

If so, what happens on October 20? Will you be posting to nothing?
Will your feeds dry up as feedburner is no longer passing the message through?

I honestly don't know which of my many blogs and podcasts are delivered through feedburner. I might have noticed at the time, then promptly forgotten about it.

I'm not looking to have to trawl through my feed collection to see if their owner has moved from Feedburner to their own feed (like me) or to a rival.

Or to nothing.

You see, if a blog goes silent, its going to take me a while to notice. Unless the person or company post a few times a day, their absence is going to take a little while to be noticed.

You only notice a noisy person going quite because its unusual for them. You don't notice a quiet person staying quite.

Who will I read on the 21st?

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Prepare for goodbye Feedburner in October 2012
Did you know that Google intends to shut down access to Feedburner’s APIs on October 20? A banner note on the Google Developers Feedburner API page makes that intent clear:
Important: The Google Feedburner APIs have been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011 will be shut down on October 20, 2012.
It is the case that Google signalled a limited future for Feedburner with its deprecation post in May last year:
[...] Following the standard depreca…

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9 Responses to “Burnt. Feedburner snuffs out”

  1. Rummuser Says:

    I don’t go the feedburner route and visit all the blogs via my toolbar folders. I do ask for comments which come via feedburner, but I suppose that google will come up with an alternative! What do you think will replace it?

  2. Grannymar Says:

    That is one I’ll need to talk to the Elly Boss about!

  3. Cíat Ó Gáibhtheacháin Says:

    The right thing for them to do would be to put in permanent redirects back to the original feed. At least then people using it can switch back to their native feed and not lose subscribers, assuming their readers use properly-written feed readers.

  4. Will Knott Says:

    Cíat has it right. If yo started using feedburner, you’ll have to hope that Google put in a redirect to the feed the FeedBurner was reading from.

    I guess I’ll have to do a trawl at Halloween to see which one of the dead blogs isn’t quite gone yet.

  5. Will Knott Says:

    Cíat I think you have it right. If you started using feedburner, you’ll have to hope that Google put in a redirect to the feed the FeedBurner was reading from.
    I guess I’ll have to do a trawl at Halloween to see which one of the dead blogs isn’t quite gone yet.

  6. Cíat Ó Gáibhtheacháin Says:

    A quick look reveals I've 8 such blogs in my feed reader. There were 9, but one was long dead. I was expecting there to be more. Frankly, I'm not sad to see feedburner go: it had an awful habit of mangling feeds horribly.

  7. Maria/gaelikaa Says:

    I cannot get RSS feed no matter what I do. I wish I did, it’s, very useful.

    I’m playing LBC catch up lately. Things have fallen behnd rather.

  8. Gammagoblin Says:

    Why all the panic? Feedburner is just being integrated into Google account services.

    https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=feedburner

    “Hello, our name is still FeedBurner.
    Welcome! It took us a while but we moved the whole neighborhood, down to every last tree, beagle, and mailbox, to Google. We hope you like it.

    Did you previously have an account on feedburner.com? Haven’t yet moved your feeds to a Google Account?
    No problem. Your feeds are still distributing your new posts, and they’re just waiting for you to move them into your own Google Account.”

  9. Rebecca Caroe Says:

    On 21st October your RSS feed delivered by FeedBurner won’t die. it’s only the API which has been closed down.

    BUT if delivery of your RSS to email readers is important, have a think about moving your feed to someone like FeedBlitz (where I work) who do it for a fee, but with a lot more features, stats, and great deliverability. Plus added bonus, unlike Google, they offer support.

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