CopyCense Changes RSS Feed

Issue: Effective today, CopyCense™ will change its RSS feed from the native feed provided by our blog service to a feed offered by FeedBurner. Feedburner is a service that manages RSS subscriptions.

Reason for Change: We had been using the original, native feed (XML) that came with TypePad, our hosted publication platform. While we have been satisfied with TypePad, its metrics and reporting mechanisms are poor. The editorial staff needs better metrics in order to improve CopyCense™ for our audience. FeedBurner gives the editorial staff improved detail about who visits our site, when, and for how long.

FeedBurner does not record any personally identifying information.

What Do I Need to Do (or How Do I Subscribe to the New Feed)? In order to continue to receive CopyCense™ headlines and story summaries in your aggregator or newsreader of choice, you will have to change the CopyCense™ feed address. The new feed address is

If you click the new RSS feed icon New RSS Icon you will be transferred to CopyCense‘s new RSS feed page via FeedBurner. From there, you may subscribe to the new feed in one of two ways:

  1. Automatically add the new RSS feed to select Web-based news readers such as Bloglines, Newsgator, or My Yahoo!. (You also may subscribe automatically to the new feed from this page if you have certain desktop news readers, such as NetNewsWire.)
  2. Copy the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar, and then paste it in the appropriate location in your aggregator.

When Can I Change to the New CopyCense RSS Feed? You can make the change now. Just go to the right hand navigation column and click the New RSS Icon icon for the new RSS feed. Follow the directions listed in the previous question.

How Long Will the Old Feed Remain Active? We will keep the old feed active until April 1, 2006. (The old RSS feed has the Old RSS Icon symbol next to it.) After April 1, all readers must subscribe to the new RSS feed New RSS feed to continue receiving CopyCense™ headlines and story summaries in their aggregators and newsreaders.

How Does This Affect the CopyCense™ E-Mail Service? It doesn’t. If you already receive CopyCense™ by e-mail (through FeedBlitz), you do not need to make any changes. Our technical staff will handle all the changes, and you should continue receiving your CopyCense™ updates regularly. New subscribers to the CopyCense’s FeedBlitz e-mail service automatically will be subscribed to the new RSS feed.

Questions? If you have any questions about this change, or any other aspect of CopyCense™, please feel free to contact us at copycense at g mail dot com.

K. Matthew Dames

Executive Editor


CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 09:00

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