Unfamiliar feeds occasionally appear in top level


For the third or fourth time in the last few months, I have a feed in the top level section that I did not subscribe to, Smarterware. Previously I’ve also seen BBC appear there, and I don’t even live in the UK… One or two other sites I don’t recall the names of have also appeared, which I’ve since deleted. Why could this be happening?


Happened again, this time with SmashingApps.com. I haven’t heard of this site and wouldn’t have subscribed to it.


Anytime I’ve seen that happen to me it’s because some feed I had subscribed to went dead and then that url pointed to another feed. It happens, considering it’s a valuable way of stealing an audience. Though I’ve heard of SmashingApps and BBC doing that before so it may have something to do with their use as a default url.