WordPress adds 7.5 million blogs to real-time search frenzy

There aren’t any screenshots to show you yet, but blog posts are about to become as instantly findable as Twitter and Facebook updates. Blog-hosting site WordPress.com turned on a new feature today that makes it possible to search its customers’ most recent posts within seconds after they are published, much as Twitter does with members’ tweets. For bloggers, who’ve been feeling left behind by the fast-growing popularity of Twitter, it’s a chance to leap to the front of online chatter again.

The RSS dilemma

People subscribing to the RSS feeds of VentureBeat or other blogs are no more likely to click back to the original site if they are reading “partial” feeds than if they are reading “full” feeds.