Nick Bradbury on RSS & advertising: Nick (of FeedDemon fame) blogs why he’s decided that FeedDemon should not strip ads. (Sidenote: Nick is registered for BlogNashville.)
A while back, I complained about the type of RSS advertising (not
about advertising, per se) that was included in the feed from Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting (the specific ad I was complaining about was, in effect, an animated
gif ad embedded in the RSS feed). After I complained, Kevin let me know that he also offers
an ad-free, summary feed of his posts.
This “tiered approach” may be something others try. However, can
you think of any feeds that are so critical or irreplacable that you’d
allow it to make your newsreader blink? I mean, other than the rexblog.