That concerns me! They must be giving away "too much" information in the feed, yes?
That would be similar to the approach in this instance.
We utilize a very strict approach to CMS and have an area that is defined as the IPW paragraph. That is the first one or two lines from the content that is of the most importance. That is all we plan on including in the <description> of the feed along with the <title>. I can't see giving away too much more information. I'm already losing someone to a Feed, I don't want to lose the potential click through and revenue that may be generated.
Ya, that's a concern too and one that I am mulling over right now. We definitely need to make sure the feeds are designed to generate click throughs to the site. Without those, we lose the potential of upselling.
There's a bit to consider in all of this.
Did you know that RDF was or is the proposed replacement and/or next step in metadata? I could never fully grasp the RDF specification until recently and it all clicked. I'll be damned! Here I am chasing metadata and I could be chasing RSS/RDF too. Woohoo!
Can I promote other people's feeds? I mean, is it okay to provide RSS links to their feeds if I feel they are of value to the audience? What is best practice in this area?