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Bye bye Cult of Mac

For a little while, I’ve noticed something odd about the RSS feed for Wired’s Cult of Mac blog: it has contained no content except the title of the post and a link to it. Several other’s have noted this, and mentioned in on comments on the site which, to my knowledge, have gone unanswered.

I’m assuming that this isn’t some kind of RSS tech snafu, and is, in fact, a deliberate decision on behalf of Wired. If that’s correct, it’s very very dumb – and it’s the reason that I’ve unsubscribed from Cult of Mac.

I read most of the web sites via my RSS aggregator, rather than on the actual page. I go to the pages to comment on the story, which I do pretty often. However, if all I’m getting is a headline, quite a lot of the time if I go to a page I’m going to find that the story isn’t actually all that interesting – and, therefore, the site has just wasted some of my time.

Sorry, Wired, but that’s no good: I’m not prepared to bump up your page views if you’re not prepared to at least give me the opening paragraph of the story.

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  • James Bailey

    Looks like an RSS snafu to me. If you are just going to publish headlines, why bother with RSS at all?

  • http://technovia.typepad.com Ian Betteridge

    People have been posting questions about it in the comments for a while – no response as yet from anyone at Wired, alas. Which either means they have no response to make, or they don’t read comments – neither of which is good! :)