5% of Web users use desktop RSS aggregators, 6% use Web aggregators

Nielsen//NetRatings announced that 11% of Weblog readers, blog site visitors who claim to read blogs regularly or occasionally, use RSS to sort through the increasing number of blogs available. Nearly 5% of blog readers use feed aggregation software and more than 6% use a feed aggregating Web site to monitor RSS feeds from blogs. The majority of respondents to the survey were less familiar with RSS feeds. Among the other respondents, 23% understood RSS but did not use it, while 66% either did not understand the technology or had never heard of it.