Google Launches AdSense for Feeds- Breaks My Subscriber Count

googlefail As I’m reading everywhere, people woke up to the ability to monetize their RSS feed with Google AdSense instead of FeedBurner (my friends from Chicago). Great, except on the day that you launched, I’ve magically lost about 3,000 RSS subscribers. Coincidence? I’m thinking no, but hey, maybe I’m just not being a good citizen about it.

**Update: and in other news, Technorati just shifted their numbers dramatically, too. I do check in on my Technorati ranking, and this morning, I was 377. Not bad, eh? But this afternoon, not far after the Google experience, I just looked in there:


What’s up with this? Part of me feels like Obi Wan Kenobi: “I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.”

I want my 3,000 friends back, please. Don’t be the new definition of the failwhale.

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