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This past Friday I posted a request that MAKE readers complete a survey to help us understand what users of the now defunct Google Reader will use to read MAKE content. The vast majority of MAKE readers read the MAKE blog RSS feed via Google Reader so to serve those readers as best we can we wanted to know where folks would go. We got a great response. The survey is now closed, but we got some great feedback. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 90 percent of respondents were currently Google Reader for their MAKE blog feed. Most of these (90%) will use another RSS service.
  • 76 percent said they will use Feedly after July 1, the most popular substitute by far.
  • Most use a laptop to read MAKE blog feeds.
  • 23 percent visit the MAKE blog one or more times a day.
  • 57 percent get MAKE content from sources other than the blog.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey.

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

Contact Stett with tips and story ideas on:

*Food
*Sustainable/green design
*Science
*Young Makers
*Action sports


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Comments

  1. Nick Normal says:

    As for myself I have regressed to circa-2005 software, and found myself right back at ease using RSS Owl.

  2. andytanguay says:

    The big takeaway from this is ‘Do NOT trust cloud software’.

    1. john says:

      Yes, we scan!

  3. john says:

    RSSOwl rules!

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