Over the last few days, we’ve been working with the good people over at Microsoft Research Asia (people who happen to also be fans of the Wu-Tang) to help them build an RSS Survey to collect information about how people are using RSS feeds. One of things we really liked was how they’re having users anonymously submit copies of OPML files.

There are a couple of interesting things they’re doing with this survey that we don’t see often enough from most corporate R&D. First, the survey is only 8 questions long. Second, they’re going to release the results to the public for anyone to use and analyze, which means if you’re in the business of dealing with RSS feeds you should definitely encourage people to take the time to fill it out.

UPDATE : They just released a translated version. You can now take the RSS survey in Chinese!

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How do you use RSS? by Kevin Hale

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  1. clofresh · 4 years ago

    “For questions about this survey please contact Infinity Box, Inc. at:


    Caught ya! =]

  2. Cory · 4 years ago

    the truth is, i dont,

    for blogs, i bookmark all the ones i read into a firefox bookmark folder, then when i want to check them, i click open in all tabs.

    its a simple system and has always worked for me.

  3. Sholom Sandalow · 4 years ago

    I don’t use RSS as much as I should. It’s probably a matter of not being able to easily change the way I do things—something I suspect is the case with many people.

  4. Matt Wilcox · 4 years ago

    I just use Sage/Live Bookmarks in Firefox. I really don’t see the point of stand-alone applications, unless you want to download the feeds to read while you’re offline. For desktop computers, I don’t understand why you would use a standalone reader.

    PS - your comment form says ‘E-mail’ is optional, but it’s actually required.

  5. Kumar Chetan · 4 years ago

    Sage is a pain with FF. I prefer Feedreader. Atlast I am sure I will not loose my bookmarks.

  6. nhf · 4 years ago


  7. Vipin Mishra · 4 years ago

    I dont know where we have to use RSS.