geeky news: Feedster loses founder, CTO
Via Niall Kennedy
is a link pointing to a crappy little one line blog post re: "Feedster loses founder, CTO". I would hope there'd be an actual press release from the company, or some otherwise official-sounding thing, because your co-founder and CTO doesn't just leave
without some sort of fanfare (good or bad). The way Niall describes it, it sounds kinda fishy.
Now, I don't personally know Scott, and I'm not even a Feedster fan—I rarely use it. I can imagine the loveliness under the hood just based on the way it runs, but the sheer crappiness of the interface for a logged-in user (the whole "my feedster" thing) always kept me from using it.
This was a sticking point for Topic 51 in my Blogger book
, "Using Indexing Mechanisms to Your Advantage." I'm an unabashed fan of Technorati. But my acquisitions editor is married
to the aforementioned (now ex-) Feedster co-founder/CTO and I didn't want to get her in trouble at home.
I hope everything works out for Scott. I might not like the thing he built (at least the outside of it), but if Shelley married him then he's an outstanding guy. As for Feedster? If he left under circumstances not entirely of his own choosing, then there's yet another reason for me to dislike their stuff. Irrational, I know, but fiercely loyal (often to a fault).