Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This doesn't impact me at all because I learned long ago not to depend on Google for essential infrastructure. But it will impact FeedBurner users, and may be of interest to people who try to read the Google tea leaves to predict what's ahead. It's this: FeedBurner is discontinuing email subscriptions. Here's the official 'explanation': "we are transitioning FeedBurner onto a more stable, modern infrastructure... we will be turning down most non-core feed management features, including email subscriptions." That's it. Now, given that email is the most stable infrastructure of all time, we can discount the 'explanation'. On the website it says "Feedburner is going into maintenance mode." What does it really mean? Here I can only speculate...

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2021 2:56 p.m.