Feedster dinner

Tonight was the Feedster hosted blogger dinner at Vino e Cucina in San Francisco.

Scott Johnson and Scott Rafer mentioned they are launching a Feedster Hacks site with the help of a librarian to classify and unify Feedster add-ons.. Feedster will also hold a “12 days of Feedmas” competition to highlight the best Feedster hacks and reward the authors with a new iPod. I highlighted the differences between Feedster and Technorati. Scott Rafer and I discussed the new focus of Feedster on channel searches such as jobs or politics.

Talked with Jeremy Zawodny, Ray Goldberger, and Matt Mullenweg about FeedMesh. Blo.gs is expiring their cloud service at the end of the year and FeedMesh seems like a good solution without any code to get companies biting.

Many webloggers would be willing to switch their weblog publishing platform if there was an effective way to handle the old URLs. A currently unfilled feature.

The cost of the dinner was $30 after the check was split evenly among all in attendance. Tonight was the most expensive blogger dinner I have ever attended (observation, not a complaint). Overall it was a good crowd and Vino e Cucina is good food! Scott Johnson hooked me up with a black embroidered Feedster t-shirt.