Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Feedly Is/Was Hijacking Shared Links

Nate Hoffelder:

Instead of sharing a link which leads to a publisher’s website, Feedly users are now sharing links that lead to the same content, only now it is hosted on Feedly’s website.

This change happened sometime around midnight Friday night. Any link shared from Feedly before midnight links to the original source, but any link shared after about 10am links to Feedly.

They have since suspended this behaviour. There was outrage when Digg was framing articles with the “DiggBar” in 2009; why did Feedly think they can get away with even poorer link hijacking in 2013?