Bloglines slowdown confirmed
Bloglines has gotten slow of late, so slow that I’ve even resorted to visiting actual blogs themselves to make sure I’m not missing anything. Thankfully it wasn’t all in my head.
From Bloglines today:
“Bloglines is experiencing some slowing in posting new blog and news feed articles during busy blogging hours. This is a temporary issue — we’ve simply outgrown our current facility. To fix it, we are moving our computer operations to a larger location that will give us plenty of room to grow. The slowdown doesn’t put any user accounts or subscriptions at risk, and everything will be back to speedy once our move is complete. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during this process.”
I’ve never been a big fan of Bloglines (imho, it’s not very user friendly) – and the core function as I see it of a newsreader is to deliver feeds as they happen … if you’re a professional blogger or journalist who needs to get access to news this is just not up to scratch.
I use Newsgator Online and love it. Never had a problem with it except a little css layout issues here and there when returning feeds … but they happen very rarely.