I just noticed something going through my blog reader: The Gazette’s upgraded blogging engine is now putting out full-text feeds.
It’s a trend (unfortunately too slow) of media outlets desperate for online attention giving their stuff away for free. Looking at other news media blogs, I notice that the majority now are full-text feeds.
Here’s the breakdown:
- The Gazette/Canada.com (CommunityServer)
- Canoe (b2evolution)
- Maclean’s (WordPress)
- L’Actualité (WordPress)
- Toronto Star (TypePad)
- Le Devoir (ExpressionEngine)
Computer-generated excerpts that cut off midsentence
Manual excerpt (written by the post author), or title-only when none is written
- Radio-Canada (I have some issues with RadCan’s blog software, which I’m guessing is custom-built)