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By on Mar 2, 2009 in Personal | 11 comments

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Today I was forced by FeedBurner to migrate my accounts to a Google account. My feeds (including the comment feed) therefore have now shifted from…

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ankurbdotinfo

…to

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/ankurbdotinfo

You don’t need to worry because the older feed will be automatically redirected to the new one. Email delivery will be “…powered by Google” instead of FeedBurner, but no other change apart from that.

I don’t understand why Google is doing this. Why bother will all the migration and redirection? They could’ve simply just migrated the account without the URL changes and “from now on you need to login from feedburner.google.com”. When you take over a company, learn something from Yahoo! and the way they handled Flickr / del.icio.us transition.



11 Comments

  1. Aditya

    March 2, 2009

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    Thanks for giving that tip about taking over a company. I’ll do that when i take over a company. It’ll probably be Google.

  2. Prateek Vijayavargia

    March 2, 2009

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    @ Ankur – You surely love Google-bashing and Yahoo-praising any day…!

      • Ankur

        March 3, 2009

        Yahoo! services are _much_ better than Google, any day.

      • chirag

        March 3, 2009

        ok!

  3. Aditya

    March 3, 2009

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    No. I’ll take over Google. Micro$oft would’ve done that to Yahoo! in another decade. They’ve already spent $76 million on ’em.
    And about their services, Gmail is cleaner than Yahoo! That’s why I prefer to use Gmail rather than Y! Mail. Same with search and all. Yahoo! has loads of other services than Google, probably because it Google entered the mail scene only in 2003 (or 2004) and began to open other services much later than Yahoo! Like Answers. Google Answers is not bust. Yahoo! is still going strong.

    • Ankur

      March 3, 2009

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      Seriously dude, do you know what you’re talking about? Google Answers was launched much before Yahoo! Answers, and still Yahoo! Answers survived while Google Answers went bust. And I’m pretty sure you don’t even use Yahoo! services regularly to comment about them. Take Yahoo! Mail for example. Search and sorting is so much more easier, you can drag-and-drop stuff into folders (or send them to one simply by pressing a number key – loads of other keyboard shortcuts too), open mails in tabs within the Yahoo! Mail window, et al. The last one is especially useful when handling loads of mails.

      Yahoo! Search returns better results faster than Google. Search for ‘Google’ on Yahoo! Search and Google and see which one gives you quicker access to info. I mean by giving extra info boxes and quicklinks. Yahoo! nailed the info box concept way before Google did PlusBox. You can customize your Yahoo! Search experience by adding ‘applications’ (not on the desktop, but activating third-party apps to pulls extra data from other sites). You can use Yahoo! Open Shortcuts feature on Yahoo! Search to navigate quickly to and / or search external sites – and even build your own custom searches. When you do loads of searches on Yahoo!, it automatically ‘realizes’ that you may be doing research and pops up Yahoo! SearchPad to help you keep track of stuff. Yahoo! also started giving dropdown search suggestions before Google did, and still does a better job of it. Also does a better job than Google with ‘encyclopedic’ info – for instance, pulling data from a proper dictionary instead of slurping it of any unauthenticated source like Google does.

      • Aditya

        March 3, 2009

        Damn. Made some serious mistakes there, sorry. Was commenting from my phone, and so didn’t want to type much. What I meant was Yahoo! Mail takes time to open. Many of my friends complain of that. But Gmail is kinda quick. I know Google Answers opened before Yahoo!, but it was paid that time, wasn’t it? Also, notice that I said Google is cleaner, not better. It opens quickly, when Yahoo! takes time to load. No idea why, maybe its a problem which only I have to face.
        Also, Yahoo! is much more reliable. Gmail’s recent shutdown has brought a major loss to its credibility. Remember LMAO.mp3? :D
        But you cannot ignore the fact that Google is the world’s favourite search engine. Also, I have an affinity towards Google because of Firefox’s seamless integration with it, as the AwesomeBar uses Google as the default search engine.
        Man, I’m developing a knack of writing big comments!

      • Aditya

        March 3, 2009

        And oh! Do edit the second comment, and make it Google Answers is now bust. Not “not”.

      • Ankur

        March 3, 2009

        Default search engine on Firefox gets changed when you choose Yahoo! Search from the dropdown box, doesn’t it? :) I dunno, but I expect it does. Of course, installing Google Toolbar may override that.
        Loading time is not an issue. Just like the very first time you load Gmail, Yahoo! Mail’s first instance loading will take time, I agree. But once the Yahoo! Mail interface files have been cached by your browser – just like it happens with Gmail – the interface will load lightning quick. Ditto for Yahoo! Search. Note that I’m not comparing yahoo.com vs google.com loading time when I speak of search. I’m comparing search.yahoo.com vs google.com and there’s practically no difference. While searching for results who returns results earlier flip-flops between the two.
        Google Answers was paid. It’s one of the reasons why it failed after all!
        How’re your exams going? :)

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