Do You Prefer Full Or Partial RSS Feed? [Poll]

The poll last week was “What is your favorite smartPhone?” and the results were out. Android leads the pack with 82 votes (57.34%) while iPhone is at a distant second with 24 votes (16.78%). I would expect iPhone users to be close, or even more than Android users, but obviously, the poll proved me wrong. A mix of Nokia and Samsung phones took up the third place with 17 votes (11.89%) and only a total of 3 votes for the newly launched WIndows Phone 7. A total of 126 votes were casted.

Poll results and this week’s poll after the jump.


The question for this week’s poll is: Do you prefer a Full or Partial RSS feed?

This is really an interesting topic discussed over and over again, but with no conclusion. Readers generally prefer to read full RSS feed while it is more advantageous for webmasters to offer partial feed.

In Make Tech Easier, we have always offered full RSS feed, but it also means that spammer can easily take our feed and publish our contents on their sites as their own. It is heartbreaking to see the content that we have spent a great deal of time writing copied and pasted on advertisement-ridden sites.

So, what do you say?

Also, would you be angry if we switch to partial RSS feed?

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

One comment

  1. For some reason I can’t vote… Anyway, while I do understand the perks of partial feed, I prefer full. For me it’s very annoying having to click on the “read more”-link to be taken to the website, especially if I’m reading on my iPhone. Like you said, partial feed may prevent or at least minimize the damage of stealing contents, and if you are depending on ad revenues partial feed is something to consider, but full feed it definitely more user friendly. IMHO.

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