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The Latest Buzz, Part 1: pfblogs.org

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It’s been a crazy week and I still haven’t finished everything I need to do for the day. Since I’ve been running around, I haven’t been on top of personal finance stories as much as usual, but the personal finance blogosphere is getting deeper, so I’m sure there has been more than enough to keep readers busy.

Speaking of the personal finance blogosphere, the new pfblogs.org is great — well, as great as an RSS aggregator can be. The other similar-sounding aggregator added ads recently. I’m not opposed to ads on a website, obviously, but the website in question contains no original content. I felt uncofortable with my content being indexed and used to make someone else money — without permission.

It seems I wasn’t the only one who thought it was a shady way of earning money. Sometime in the last few days, pfblogs.org showed up on the scene and took over the job from the other website. Not only are there no ads, but there are more blogs (for all you quantity-lovers) and it seems to be more stable.

Anyway, I asked for my feed to be removed from the other aggregator. It doesn’t seem necessary when there’s a better one out there. Your mileage may vary. These guys promise to remain ad-free, so we’ll see how that goes.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published February 8, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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