Feedster has launched a jobs site which aggregates RSS feeds from various other job sites. So I don’t need to visit those other jobs sites anymore. So I don’t see their advertising, so their economic model starts to collapse, those sites start to disappear, and Feedster is left without an RSS feed.
Are free feeds the technology that ate itself? SiliconBeat reckons this is is the first step towards a world where companies publish their job vacancies for free as HTML/RSS/whatever, and our aggregators pick them up. But that world’s a way off, and until it comes Feedster’s likely to be feeling some heat from media companies that depend on classifieds to continue. It’ll make Schwimmer v. Bloglines look like a church picnic.