When the RSS management company Feedburner was acquired by the internet goliath Google back in May of 2007, some people were excited, others were concerned. On the one side, there was hope that putting Google’s weight behind the struggling service would improve the speed with which feeds were updated. Plus, there would be the option to put AdSense in feeds, which pleased some publishers. Others, however, felt that that the move gave Google too much power over the syndication marketplace. One of the people concerned was Dave Winer, one of the world’s first bloggers and an RSS pioneer. At the beginning of this month, he posted a link toFeedsqueezer, a Feeburner competitor that may end up being the only viable option we’ll have when it comes to feed management. Though he didn’t provide any context for the link, we found it interesting as well.Feed Management: The Internet Monopoly Surprisingly, feed management is one service where there aren’t a million different options available. Unlike Web 2.0 sites like Twitter and Friendfeed, whose competitors are plentiful and varied, FeedBurner stands alone. Years ago there was Feedpass, but it never got off the ground. These days, as Allen Stern just noted on CenterNetworks, the only other viable option is Pheedo, a service that offers basically the same services as FeedBurner, but also seems to come with the same set of issues: feeds don’t update too quickly, much less in real-time. Obviously, this lack of true competition is a giant, gaping hole that everyone is waiting for someone to fill. That’s why we have our eyes pinned on Feedsqueezer service, hoping that something will come of it. Feedsqueezer, the Upcoming Alternative to FBToday, the Feedsqueezer homepage is nothing more than a promise of what’s to come: a feed management platform that delivers analytics, SEO, feed re-distribution, content delivery, and more. There’s a quiet Twitter account and an unused GetSatisfaction page set up for the service. The one employee representing the service there is “gadgetboy,” aka John Federico, a marketing and business development representative whose prior experience includes serving as VP of Marketing for BlogTalkRadio, Senior Strategist for IconNicholson, Sr. Director of podcasting for Audible, Inc., and more. The only clue we have to Feedsqueezer’s progress is yesterday’s one (and only) tweet that announces “getting schooled in all things EC2,” a reference to Amazon’s “Elastic Compute Cloud” service where it appears Feedsqueezer will be hosted. At least a day old tweet appears to be progress. Now, more than ever, publishers need a real alternative to Feedburner. Anyone interested in signing up for the beta can do so from the Feedsqueezer homepage. Who knows? It’s worth a shot. Update: We mistakenly reported that FeedSquuezer was Winer’s own project in our initial coverage. Winer is in fact not associated with the service in any way and we apologize for the error in reporting. The confusion resulted from his statement on his blog: “I also volunteer to help get a Feedburner competitor on the air…update:Feedsqueezer.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#web
will really understand the characteristics of the industry. Can not deny that now every industry has too many replicators, directory navigation station is even more so, it can be said that even the grassroots will be your goal in fine, implementation still has some difficulty. Why? Because the fine is very easy to fall into a corner, that is not enough to go along with the content of high quality mining site. But despite the difficulty but also must be done, such as I do the shopping share, then some stations, discount and rebate seckill station station distribution must be specific, such as suitable for white-collar, suitable for students, such as business economics, I will be divided according to the organization, bank, finance and insurance securities, Finance and investment, this was not a boast, because since it is done in the absence of pre navigation, resources and visibility for security, we must show the appropriate site for users to choose from. Only the convenience of two words, we can be in an invincible position.
will not do simple simple. In the eyes of many people, the website directory site is easy to do, the classification for some sites, and then doing the ranking, and other users to access it. If you are pregnant with the mentality of the station, only to be told you, you will not succeed. The advantage of the navigation station is convenient, but the disadvantage is easy cause, if you will only be a simple list of the site without a careful division of words, so for users is a waste, without the use of the value. Therefore, we must constantly enrich their own directory, some useful advice and information available to everyone. As I get on the site regularly add some about the Internet news, instant messages pushed to people from all walks of life, such as Apple’s 6 release time, hammer appointment Raiders and so on, anyway, some people are more concerned about the hot topic, after all, need to provide value to their station directory. In addition, I also made a Search Ranking, will be more concerned about the topic or keywords made a comb, easy for users to find a more convenient, for the new station on the home page I will open a dedicated section on display, is to let more people enjoy.
with the development of network and the large web site in the crowd gradually, can be said to become quite fierce competition environment. Other do not say, before relying on a few main keywords can eat half of the station, now already impossible. Of course, not only the station, station directory operation environment has changed a lot. In fact, the directory station, I believe we will have a lot to say. Now the browser client site navigation competition, they provide the impact of the grassroots do website directory to a great extent, plus now grappling resources is serious, we each living space has been compressed, so it also requires you to have a higher level of thinking and operating station. But for the industry spread "grassroots do directory station did not play, I personally do not agree, because of fierce competition but it does not mean that there is no future (Qian Tu), we can only say more than before and the wisdom to do.
Afghanistan Cricket Board on Saturday suspended wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad’s contract due to breach of ACB’s Code of Conduct.Mohammad Shahzad, according to an ACB release, did not adhere to the cricket board’s policy of seeking its permission before travelling out ot the country. It is not the first time Shahzad has acted against the policy as he was found to be in breach of ACB’s Code of Conduct when he played in a local Peshawar tournament in 2018.ACB also said Mohammad Shahzad failed to attend meetings with the ACB Discipline Committee in relation to disciplinary matters during World Cup 2019. Notably, Shahzad was dropped from Afghanistan’s World Cup squad after their first 2 matches in the quadrennial tournament in England after he was declared unfit.Shahzad said he was wrongly declared unfit and even revealed that he wanted to quit cricket.”As per ACB’s policies, any player travelling out of the country is required to seek the permission of ACB. Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively,””Mohammad Shahzad has also breached the ACB Code of Conduct previously and was recently called for questioning by the ACB Discipline Committee in relation to a disciplinary matter during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mohammad Shahzad did not attend meetings scheduled with the Discipline Committee on 20th and 25th of the last month. The Discipline Committee will meet after Eid-ul Adha holidays to assess the breaches by Mohammad Shahzad and make a decision to be publicized soon,” ACB added.”ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes.”advertisementShahzad was dropped from the World Cup squad after their match against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on June 4. Notably, Shahzad had played the first 2 matches of the tournament for Afghanistan despite retiring hurt with a knee injury during their warm-up match against Pakistan.Shahzad had scans on his knee after retiring hurt in the Pakistan match. Upon return to Afghanistan, Shahzad lashed out at ACB and said he did not see himself playing cricket anymore.”I went to a doctor in London and he drained my knee of some fluids, gave me a pill and said that I could play after resting for two-three days,” Shahzad had said.”I had a practice session, bowled, batted, and had a keeping session, had lunch with my team-mates, and then sat down in the team bus (to return to the hotel) only to see the ICC press release on my phone saying I am out of the World Cup,” he explained.”That was the moment when I found out that I was unfit. I asked the manager, who asked me to put the phone in my pocket and talk to the doctor. The doctor looked at me helplessly and said he couldn’t do anything.”I don’t see myself playing anymore. It’s a dream to play the World Cup. I was removed from the 2015 World Cup [he wasn’t selected for fitness reasons] and now this one as well. I am going to consult with friends and family. My heart isn’t in cricket anymore.”Also Read | Rahkeem Cornwall: Tall and imposing West Indies all-rounder set to face India in Test seriesAlso Read | Agree with Sourav Ganguly, India need to pick a core group for all formats: Ajinkya RahaneAlso See:
No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MLB average attendance down 1.7%, hurt by losing teams Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Players who cut short their education and made a success of eSports say their families have, for the most part, accepted their choice — although they stress they are not encouraging other gamers to follow their lead.Kang used to be part of a team in the United States, where his accommodation was paid for and he received a salary and prize money. He currently plays for a Thailand-based team.“Eventually they (my parents) were convinced,” he said. “I could pay for my own food, live on my own.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teenage gamers worldwide are shunning mainstream education in favor of spending hours tapping away on computers and phones, attracted by a booming eSports scene where prizes at major tournaments reach millions of dollars.But perhaps nowhere is the prospect of swapping textbooks for joysticks more daunting than in Singapore, which tops global education rankings and where striving for academic excellence is deeply ingrained in the national psyche.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Kang — who is his national side’s coach and competes in multiplayer battle game Dota 2 under the moniker “Meracle” — said his belief in his own playing skills was so great he had the courage to do what most would not dare.“I stopped studying and went to pursue this passion of mine,” the 23-year-old told AFP at a Southeast Asian Games boot camp in Singapore, which was organized by the tournament’s eSports partner, gaming hardware company Razer. 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(Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)In a country highly focused on academic achievement, Singaporean Galvin Kang Jian Wen did something almost unthinkable — he stopped studying as a teenager to spend more time playing computer games.He defied parental and social disapproval after his high school finals to pursue his dream of becoming an eSports champion, but believes the sacrifice has paid off as he heads with his national team to Southeast Asia’s mini-Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees “Obviously (my parents) were not very happy about my decision because nobody wants their kids to stop studying.”Education pressureHe is the exception, however, in a country known for a strict education system, a focus on getting good exam results and where a growing number of students go on to university or another form of tertiary education.The pressure starts as early as primary school, and critics say it has contributed to the growing incidence of mental illness among the young, although the government is seeking to make things easier through steps like reducing exams.The focus on education and a choice of well-paying jobs in the affluent country mean few are willing to pursue a career in the fledgling eSports scene — Singapore has only around 15 professional gamers.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ “Singapore is very focused on study,” said the country’s eSports association president Ng Chong Geng, recalling how when he gave a talk at a university, not a single student expressed an interest in becoming a professional player.“Now more or less everyone graduates with some sort of degree… If you try to be an eSports athlete you have to give up on a lot of other opportunities.”Players also complain the country’s system of conscription — male citizens undergo two years of national service from the age of 18 — is a hindrance for promising gamers who need time to develop their skills.But after retirement?Kang is not alone among players heading to the SEA Games, taking place in the Philippines in November and December, in having chosen to focus on gaming rather than study.“The thing that most changed me was quitting school so I can play for the whole day, play full time,” said 17-year-old Thai Dota2 gamer Nuengnara Teeramahanon, who quit school aged 16.“I just did not want to study anymore, I just feel like it’s so boring.”However, the lack of qualifications could be a disadvantage for players when they retire, which can come at a young age in eSports. In some games, players can be finished by 23 as their reactions slow.Players from nine countries will compete in six titles at the SEA Games — Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Starcraft II, Tekken 7, and Hearthstone.Supporters hope the tournament could be a step towards a spot at the Olympics although that seems unlikely any time soon, with the venerable institution so far unenthusiastic about the discipline. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down