Prominent websites like Wikipedia, Google, Flickr, Wired, WordPress and many others, went on a blackout today in protest against a US Senate legislation that would certainly kill them forever. It would kill Feedity forever. It would kill a million other useful websites and Web applications forever. It would kill the entire notion of ‘Freedom of Speed and Expression’, forever.
As BoingBoing has put it aptly:
The legislation is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), and would put us in legal jeopardy if we linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to copyright infringement.
This would unmake the Web, just as proposed in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). We don’t want that world. If you don’t want it either, visit AmericanCensorship.org for instructions on contacting your Senator. You might also join us with Craigslist and Reddit and sign this petition. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more information on this and other issues central to your freedom online.
Feedity was founded on the belief that RSS/XML can immensely enhance data extraction over the Web, as a massive database. Here at Feedity, we deal with external content all the time and we believe in the reuse of public content for a more informative and knowledgeable online community.
We oppose SOAP and PIPA. Support us and help spread the word.
Guys at IMTalk (Internet Marketing & SEO Forum) have compiled a useful list of RSS Directories/Aggregators where you can submit your RSS feeds and get some free backlinks.
By submitting your RSS feeds to these directories you can get your feed content indexed and also receive backlinks from other websites/blogs. These RSS directories don’t require you to register and some don’t even require approval, which means that your feed content will spread instantly.
If you don’t have RSS Feed, then you can create one in seconds with Feedity.
MakeUseOf, a popular technology blog, recently reviewed Feedity as an alternative to Google’s FeedBurner service. FeedBurner has been stagnant for the past few years and it has received some criticism regarding durability.
Feedity can help you manage your RSS feeds better. While FeedBurner only allows management of existing feeds, Feedity allows users to create new feeds for virtually any webpage and manage it painlessly. Feedity provides custom RSS feeds and management tools to bloggers, podcasters, and other web-based content publishers. If you are looking for a simpler alternative that does the basic feed syndication and management things well, then Feedity is the best starting point.
Besides, we’ve maintained an uptime of 99.996% this quarter (Q2 2010) with only 3 minutes and 2 seconds of downtime in the past 3 months. This is great for our paying customers. If you find Feedity useful, then do consider upgrading. It’s hassle-free, inexpensive, and Feedity will offer immense value to you for Social Media Monitoring and feed publishing.
ReadWriteWeb, one of the world’s top 20 blogs, recently published a list of Top 10 International Web Products of 2009. ReadWriteWeb speaks to an intelligent audience of web enthusiasts, early adopters and innovators, and provides analysis of web products and technology trends.
We are glad to share that Feedity received an Honorable Mention in the ReadWriteWeb top list. Feedity is also the only Australian startup to have made it to the list.
Thanks to the ReadWriteWeb team and the international panel of experts who made this list possible. Most of all, thanks to all the Feedity users for their support.