Published: January 07th, 2007 » Tags: Sayings
Why do people with zero ethics have to have such a huge and negative affect on everyone else? It seems that some people are now inflating their Feedburner subscriber stats with bots and things like Pageflakes. It also seems BoingBoing rolled what will surely become a large and embarrassing snowball. Techcrunch too. Here are a few good reads on the subject: Lies, Damn Lies and Subscriber Counts, Dodgy Web and Blog Stats: Redux, and Mashable beats Techcrunch readership?. So, people do lie and hurt the rest of us who keep honest stats for honest reasons. I’m sure the Feedburner tech people will figure out a way to detect and expose this nonsense. I suppose we all could just watch for the suddenly disappearing Chicklets! I’ll Stop the Rant to Allow Room for an Unabashedly Opportunistic Plug: Speaking of feed subscriptions, I am in the process of working with Feedburner support to redirect my old feed (which I borked when I moved to Media Temple from TextDrive) into my new one. So, add my orphaned 35 readers still stuck on my old feed, to the 128 which is shown at the bottom of the page, and I have around 165 total subscribers, which is great for a religious blog. If you haven’t already, do subscribe to my feed, either by e-mail or by news reader! Thank you!