Feedburner Acknowledges FriendFeed Problem

A lot many bloggers might have noticed that their RSS feed count as displayed on their feedburner chicklets have been reporting a drop in the past few days. So far, it was being dismissed as yet another instance when the unreliability of Feedburner was under question.

However, it now seems to have become clear that the reason for the drop in number of subscribers is because of an issue with the Feedburner software recognizing feeds subscribed via Friendfeed. In a tweet posted a few hours back, the Feedburner team writes

“As many have noticed there appears to be a reporting issue with FriendFeed subscribers. The cause is currently under investigation.”

It is not clear what the exact issue is, or by when it shall be resolved. We will keep you posted when that happens.