The rise of RSS as a new way of aggregating multiple sources of information continues unabated. Today, Chad Dickerson reports here that requests to InfoWorld’s Top News RSS feed have topped requests for the normal InfoWorld home page. OK – so it’s a geeky audience by definition, but still – probably a significant leading indicator.
During the business day, we track hour-to-hour performance (using a combination of shell scripts and Analog) and in any given hour, about 8 of our top 10 most requested files are RSS files. The actual numbers are proprietary, of course, but I can say that we have seen significant growth in overall RSS requests just in the past several weeks.