Sunday, December 17, 2006

Partial feeds and an architecture of control

Dan Lockton commented on my post concerning sites providing partial feeds, Architectures of Control: Partial vs full feeds. He suggests that these sites might not be evil, doing it to control their readers and increase their ad views. His theory is that they just might not be so smart:

So, although partial feeds can be an "architecture of control" if used deliberately for forcing full views, I can?t believe that too many bloggers who actually use feed readers themselves would do it for that reason, because they must realise how annoying it can be.

I can accept that. It may be that bloggers providing partial feeds may not understand that there is a better way. They may not realize that they are inconveniencing and disrespecting their readers, or in my case just driving them away. home

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