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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Desktop RSS Readers Are (Nearly) Dead














































Logo A poll on Read/WriteWeb indicates people are migrating from desktop to browser-based RSS Readers. Web-based Readers are up 7% and desktop Readers are down 6%, start pages (e.g. iGoogle, MyYahoo, Pageflakes, Netvibes, etc) have overtaken desktop readers:
 
July 2007
January 2007
Change
Web-based (e.g. Bloglines, Google Reader, Rojo):
59%
52%
+ 7%
Desktop (e.g. FeedDemon, NetNewsWire):
13%
19%
- 6%
Start Page (Pageflakes, Netvibes, etc):
16%
14% (+ 2%)
no change
Browser (e.g. Firefox Live Bookmarks):
6%
8%
- 2%
Email or email-based client (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird):
3%
3%
no change
Social Network (Facebook, MySpace, etc):
0%
-
n/a

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