YouSayToo nails shut the coffin for partial feeds

Filed as News on April 29, 2009 1:38 pm

I’ve not heard anyone arguing about the merits of full or partial RSS feeds for some time now (perhaps I’ve not been looking hard enough) but it seems that one blog community is making its feelings known – albeit a couple of years late.

YouSayToo.com, the network that aims to allow blog owners to make additional revenue by linking up, has sent an email to its members as follows:

We would like to inform you that YouSayToo.com no longer accepts blogs with short feeds. All blogs with short feeds have been hidden and they won’t show up on public pages like Top24h. If your blog has a short feed you can set it to full and contact us so we could make your blog public again.

No explanation as to why this might be. It seems a little odd given that one of the main arguments for short feeds (done well) is that it encourages users to visit the web site (where advertising proliferates) to read the whole story.

I never really “got” YouSayToo anyway (I’d forgotten I was a member until I received the email this morning). Do you use it? What do you think of this change?

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