Burnt. Feedburner snuffs outAuthor: 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?
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…