Tuesday, January 4

6 MILLION AMERICANS USING RSS AGGREGATORS FOR NEWS AND INFORMATION

Two just-released surveys from the "Pew Internet & American Life Project" show that 6 million Americans accessed RSS aggregators in 2004 for news and information. In addition, 27% of Internet users were regularly reading Blogs by year's end -- the equivalent of about 32 million Americans! In turn, that means that this fledgling blogger, with only a month of blogging under his belt, is capturing about 0.0000015625 of the available readership each week by virtue of his incisive commentary, compelling analyses, scintillating erudition and wry wit (I know: just who am I kidding?). Obviously, the sky's the limit. Upward and onward. As The Bard once wrote, "Hope springs eternal in the hearts of men."