What Should We Do With Our Pageflake?
So yesterday Herd blog wrote a post praising the Internet blog's use of Pageflakes.
Then all of a sudden our Pageflakes changed.
A load of flakes that we hadn't subscribed to suddenly appeared (I'm sure the E! channel is very nice but it's got nothing to do with the BBC), including a "sponsored links" flake (or advert as I prefer to call it).
We have removed the flakes we don't want. But the advert cannot be removed or even moved to a less prominent position.
I understand that Pageflakes have to make money. But we've had our flake for nearly a year with no advertising on it so it's irritating for it to suddenly appear now. And my anguished plea on the Pakeflakes forum has (at time of writing) so far gone unanswered.
So I have a dilemma.
I love Pageflakes. It's an essential tool for me to track conversation about the BBC.
But I hate the ad. I don't need a Jaguar car and I already know the answer to the question "Why am I fat?".
Does anyone apart from me actually use the Internet blog's pageflake? Because if you don't we may scrap the flake and find another way.
Or there any alternatives I could use which will not serve up ads?
Nick Reynolds is editor, BBC Internet blog