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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

RSS Usage Skyrockets in the U.S.

Six million Americans get news and information from RSS aggregators, according to a nationwide telephone survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project in November.

The project, an ongoing survey of the 120 million Americans using the Internet, found that 5 percent follow their favorite sources through RSS syndication. "This is a first-time measurement from our surveys and is an indicator that this application is gaining an impressive foothold."

The survey also found that 27 percent of those polled are weblog readers, a 58 percent jump in the 9 months since the preceding poll was conducted.

# Posted on 1/4/05; 10:08:13 AM -