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How many people use RSS?

Any stats out there?



1:35 am on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just starting to publish some feeds, and am wondering if there's any data on how many people are taking advantage of RSS?

I'm curious to see how much, if any additional traffic or site interaction people have gotten through using RSS.


2:55 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Disappointing that you haven't heard any response. It would be nice to know at least anecdotally how many people use it. I frankly know of nobody but maybe I'm in the wrong demographic group.


3:05 am on May 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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According to a January article, Pew Internet and American Life Project estimates that six million Americans now use RSS aggregators.

Check out [govtech.net...] for more info.

Sorry have been busy on other stuff to read this forum lately. If you want, you can spank me :-)


12:03 pm on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

RSS feeds will only really take off when all browsers include an RSS feed. Already exists in Firefox, does anybody know when it will be incldued in IE?


9:12 pm on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, the next version of IE is supposed to support RSS, along with some nice filtering options.

But Firefox is gaining so much traction in the market, I wouldn't wait for IE to catch-up.


11:37 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On my RSS stats I'd say virtually nobody is using it that isn't a computer geek or at least interested in computers like most of us are here on WW.

IMO the man in the street is NOT using it and hasn't a clue just how it can help him.


2:42 am on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I use it faithfully, but I'm a full-admittenly internet geek! So, maybe my vote don't count.

I use:



11:29 am on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You see Anton, this is what I mean. You use it and love it, so do I and many more on this board. But we're all in the same boat.

My brother who loves the internet and general news has never heard of it, same with everybody in his marketing dept at one of the big US investment banks in London.

Things will change over the next 3-9 months though so keep plugging away at publishing your RSS feeds everyone.

PS. I use NewzSpider


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