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More and more feeds are turning off full text. I love full text feeds. I do not subcribe to feeds that are not full text. Ask why should I even subcribe to a feed that is not full text. You gain very little. Why not just open up IE and check out the website? I know why people are turning full text off so heres the word BANDWIDTH. If you go check out Scoble here and here, you will see exactly what is going on.

Sure high ping rates will cause some problems., but fixing the few aggregators here and there that ping frequently will not fix that problem. The bigger problem is that every day we have more bloggers and every day we have more people subscribing to more and more blogs. The pace of growth is just too fast. Something else has to be done in order to keep things under control.

I have just come up with an idea (not saying its a good idea, considering I havent had my coffee yet). Wonder if there would be a way for the refresh rate be set by the blog sites. Maybe that when you subscribe the aggregators will set the refresh rate to what the blog site has choosen. The random times that people subcribe to blogs would keep a somewhat steady flow of pinging to a server. That way blog sites will be able to adjust the rate to suit the bandwidth. The trick will be in getting both the sites and the aggregators to work toghether.

Well its just an idea. Feel free to come up with something better. I am just trying to address the issue. I adore my full text feeds and would hate to see them go. I do not like the trend the blog site are going in. I hope this is something that can be stopped.

I have rambled on long enough, so its time to get some coffee. Have a good one.

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 8:51 AM | Back to top

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