Considering Feedburner's slow and steady decline to it's sure death, as well as other recent problems with subscriber counts, it came as no surprise when, earlier today, 5by5 founder Dan Benjamin announced that his podcast network would be moving away from Feedburner to its own in-house solution. Just a few short minutes later he followed those tweets up with another, rather intriguing one, linking to a page called Feedlayer.
Indeed, I have been planning to move TGC away from Feedburner for quite some time now. In fact, the move was just about to pushed live (the post with all the details was already written and ready to be published) when I saw those tweets from Dan this morning.
What will Feedlayer be, exactly? No one knows. Except for Dan, that is. But whatever it is, it's sure to be better than Feedburner in its current state, and will probably be better than any basic RSS services that are built into CMSs. Will it be a payed service? Probably. But the better question to be asking about Feedlayer, though, is when it will come out. There is absolutely no timeframe as of now, but I sure hope whatever it is, it comes out soon.