[iDC] Will you delete your Feedburner account?

Burak Arikan arikan at media.mit.edu
Wed Jun 6 12:36:33 EDT 2007

Hi everybody,

You've probably following the recent news about the small scale  
social web 2.0 companies being acquired by giant corporations (e.g.,  
StumbleUpon acquired by Ebay, Feedburner acquired by Google).  
Feedburner tracks your blog's RSS feed statistics and shows the  
number of subscribers momentarily, daily, weekly, monthly, and  
yearly. Now all your data is changing hands, from Feedburner to Google.

Feedburner puts a notice in their sign in interface saying that you  
have a right to opt-out, delete your data. If you take no action by  
June 15, 2007 (9 days as of today), the rights to your data will  
transfer from FeedBurner to Google.

I wonder how you feel about it?

I think this is an important moment to pay attention to how inhumane  
the data ownership laws in USA: One who aggregates data owns it.


Note: I also posted this issue in my blog.

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