Wow – we’ve been so busy that I didn’t even notice NewsGator’s NewsCast had been announced. This service enables bloggers to permit their content to be re-syndicated by our Private Label Platform.
What’s interesting to me about this is that NewsCast is opt-in – we’re not going to re-syndicate your work without your permission. I think this is important, since I’ve seen similar services which re-syndicate feeds without the author’s approval. If you’re a blogger and you’d like to take advantage of this service, you can find out more about it here.
Related to this, it’s also interesting to see feed syndication continue to break out of the aggregator. More and more sites are displaying posts from bloggers next to articles written by professional journalists, which is quite a change from the world of print syndication. You can include me among those who see this as a good thing. IMO, more bloggers should figure out how they can exist side-by-side with the “mainstream media” instead of thinking they can replace it.