Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Blog readers and RSS

Gary Price points to a Nielsen/NetRatings study (PDF) that says that "11 percent of Weblog readers, blog site visitors who claim to read blogs regularly or occasionally, use RSS."

The study goes on to break down the numbers and show that the majority of blog readers have never heard of RSS or don't know what RSS is.

If so many people who read blogs are uncomfortable with RSS, why do most feed readers focus on people cut-and-pasting RSS URLs?

See also my earlier posts, "XML is for geeks" and "Getting your grandmother to use RSS".

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