Feedburner evil? Dave Winer warns of a scenario July 22, 2007Posted by John in Technology.
Dave Winer who has lived through the many tech cycles makes a very astute observation about the implications of Feedburner. This isn’t the first time someone brought this up (although maybe we all think it) but Todd Cochrane at Geeknewscentral warned of this awhile back.
Think about this evil scenaro: say Google doesn’t like a certain political view then they could in theory do the evil thing…shut down feeds for all influencial blogs that have certain political opinions… never mind the technical implications about open innovation. In an open API world Google needs to think about this… go open or go closed…
We’ll see about this with YouTube and their upcoming GPhone among other areas???