Redmonk: Microsoft most important company in RSS

Summary:Redmonk's James Governor: The A-list may prefer pure web-based solutions but the Vista wave will take feeds into the mainstream.... allowing Metcalfe's Law to kick in....

Redmonk's James Governor:

The A-list may prefer pure web-based solutions but the Vista wave will take feeds into the mainstream.... allowing Metcalfe's Law to kick in....If feeds are to move into the mainstream its going to need offerings packaged for both mainstream consumer and enterprise users. I just can't see anyone else out there set up to provide such a package.

Hard to argue with that logic.  He could be right.

Related: 31 percent of US Internet users use RSS, and most of them do so through My Yahoo.

Also related but contradicting:  Recent research conducted by Yahoo! and Ipsos reveals that while 12% of surveyed Yahoo users know what RSS is, only 4% of surveyed Internet users use it (PDF) (and know they use it).

Topics: Browser

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