Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm not Techie

I got the e-mail below. Has anyone heard of these people? Is this something I should do? Anyone?

Hello.This is Howard from, a new real-time search engine dedicated for fast feed discovery. I am writing to invite you to submit a short informative description about the feed you publish at .At feedmil, we provide not only feed search but also individual feed pages so that users can conveniently examine more details about a feed before they decide whether or not to subscribe to it. For instance, your feed page at feedmil can be found at [redacted]. Description about your feed in your own words will be listed under the section titled "Words from the Author(s)" of your feed page at feedmil, and we believe that it will help your potential subscribers better understand what your feed is mainly about and what kind of feedback you want, possibly increasing the number of subscribers to your feed.You can send me any content you like to be displayed under "Words from the Author(s)" for your feed by replying to this email, and any kind of additional materials in the form of attachments in the reply email would be welcome as well.I sincerely thank you for all the great content you publish, which makes the service like ours possible. Your attention would be highly appreciated.
Best wishes,
Howard The Feedmil Team

1 comment:

Jennifer Cote said...

Hey, I got the same email today. Just doesn't sit right with me, although... maybe I'm paranoid? I was impressed that the feedmil website did have an Alexa rating of 8,154...
I just can't imagine it getting that popular by having some Howard guy email all the little blog-people about the feedmil site. I'd never heard of it before this...
Also, in checking over the web, I noticed one guy said he couldn't see where the site was finding the feeds in the way it was supposed to.
And I noticed that it appeared that no other "author" had any words submitted at the site.
It'll be interesting to hear more on this. Hopefully, someone else will have a more definitive response!