Tuesday, 6 April 2010

And finally for today...

I received an email from Diabetes Daily explaining the action they have taken - thanks David.

Hi Alan,

I have removed the RSS feed that the website was using to steal the blog content. This will prevent anyone from easily stealing blog posts from the headlines.

Although that will solve this problem, any website with an RSS feed such as yours will have its content stolen. There are people that use automated programs to create thousands of fake websites every day. Over the past 5 years, I've come across literally hundreds of websites that steal content from Diabetes Daily. Luckily, every one has been an obvious junk website and those don't impact us in any way. I've pursued having them shut down, but it's like playing whack-a-mole with a thousand moles and one hammer. It's typically not worth it.

Regardless, thanks for pointing this out. It's nice to post an RSS feed, but I certainly don't want to make it easier for people to steal the diabetes blogs.


Kind Regards,
David

Co-Founder DiabetesDaily.com

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