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RSS Use to Increase Dramatically, Survey

RSS Use to Increase Dramatically, Survey

Slashdot recently commissioned a survey of readers of its RSS feed to determine just how Slashdot readers are using RSS technology now and detect future plans and platforms for accessing content via RSS.

Survey highlights include:

-73% will increase their use of RSS feeds in the next year.
-Most users received their feeds through a Web-based RSS syndication service but many users do not use traditional methods to read their feeds, instead relying on mobile and other devices to obtain their feeds.
-Receiving feeds through mobile units such as cell phones, SMS messaging, voice mail, WAP or portable audio players will increase.
-Technology will improve as RSS use increases, making RSS feeds easier for users to read and for publishers to deliver.

Jeff Bates, co-founder of Slashdot noted, “This is the first RSS survey to reveal new possibilities as RSS technology gains more footing. Our user community looks to us to provide information and guidance on the most cutting-edge technology for their work. As we rely on RSS to streamline our content more efficiently for our users, we are also examining new ways to enable marketers to tap into RSS as a vehicle for audience outreach and acquisition.”

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