Friday, September 26, 2008

Feed Readers; A Poll

At church last Sunday we had a potluck/providence after the service. When this happens all the young ladies tend to migrate to one table. I took the opportunity of having them all assembled and took a poll. The first question was "Do you know what a feed reader is?" the second "Do you use a feed reader?" and third "Which do you use?"

WARNING: The results may shock and horrify you. To my utter dismay, none of them had any more than a vague idea of what a feed reader was. So I needn't even post the results of the second and third questions. I didn't expect everyone to use feed readers... but I expected SOMEONE to! And these girls are all avid bloggers and blog readers! (It's been nearly a week, and as you see, I still can't get over it.)

I've been using Google Reader for awhile now... can't remember exactly how long. I can't imagine not using it, frankly. It multiplies the amount of Internet drama I can digest in one day to the tenth power. It's how I take in my blogs, web comics, news, and shirt.woot updates! Everything shows up in my reader, all alphabetized and ordered by date.

So, my dear readers, three questions: Do you know what a feed reader is? Do you use one? Which one do you use?


  1. I don't know how I could exist without one -- I use Google Reader, and I have 127 feeds that I read (and I read all of them every day).

  2. Haha, you stole my question. :P

    It is surprising how many people don't know about them. I use NetNewsWire. :)

  3. Well, you should have given my credit for having a very faint and foggy idea of what it was in my head...I am sure they are very useful but I will never consider one to be life support, as Silas apparently does.

  4. Yes, yes, and Google Reader. I've been using it for a long time, and keep up with so much more than I would otherwise.

  5. *ahem*
    For the record, I technically knew what a feed reader was, just not what it was called.

    I normally refer to them as "the thingies that keep track of everyone's blogs."

  6. I use google reader, but I also like the follower system. Reader automatically imports all the blogs you follow, you know.

  7. I know what one is and I don't use google. I just like getting emailed feeds from feedburner, mainly. Been thinking about using the google reader. Not sure though. lol

  8. I know what one is, I've just started trying to use NetNewsWire, probably should finish figuring it out. :D


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