When Your RSS Is No Longer Your Own
from the say-what? dept
Like many others, I’ve used My Yahoo as a home page for a long time. Not surprisingly, since they allow open additions of RSS feeds, I have Techdirt at the top of my list. I just went to the page a few minutes ago, and noticed that the top story for Techdirt said: “This blog is moving” with a date stamp of 8 months ago. This was a bit of a surprise to me. Techdirt isn’t going anywhere, and didn’t go anywhere 8 months ago either. Then I looked at all the other headlines in the feed, and none of them were Techdirt stories either. Instead, they all point to a blog at completewasteoftime.blogs.com that apparently moved somewhere else 8 months ago and no longer exists. For now, you can view the non-Techdirt feed here on the My Yahoo site. Hopefully, they’ll fix it soon, and people will just see the regular feed. However, if that’s the case, you can see a screenshot here, and you can see in the taskbar at the bottom, that the links go to some completely different blog. Apparently, it’s not just us that it’s impacting. Boing Boing seems to point to a blog called ChristyCritter — which, oddly, also doesn’t appear to exist any more. I’m sure this is just a minor glitch, but it still is a bit shocking to see what’s supposedly your feed displaying something totally different that has nothing to do with you. In the meantime, for the My Yahoo users (and we do have quite a few who read us via My Yahoo) who aren’t seeing this… um… sorry? Update: The problem is now fixed. Haven’t heard any details out of Yahoo, other than that it was a widespread problem that impacted a lot of feeds.