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The New York Times and RSS

29th September 2007

Apparently the New York Times has mucked with some of its RSS feeds so that the feed gives you the article title and a little blurb but there is no link to the actual article.

I suppose that this is designed to act as a teaser so that you’ll be moved to go to the paper’s site to find and read the actual article (and be exposed to more of their advertising).

I’m wondering how long it will take for someone to point out to them that the purpose of an RSS feed is precisely to avoid this sort of hunt-and-peck information-gathering (which is so last-century).

Expect to see a lot less mention of the New York Times here — and elsewhere, I expect.

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