Why Browser-based Feed Readers are Free

“I +love+ the new Google Reader app on Facebook. Interesting that most people only have around five to 10 feeds.” – Robert Scoble

I now understand why start pages (NetVibes, PageFlakes, iGoogle) have traction. A volume that low has a lot of flexibility in presentation – and comparatively light on server resources. Things get interesting once feed quantities hit triple digits – it stops being live bookmarking and more like email.

2 thoughts on “Why Browser-based Feed Readers are Free

  1. And, when it crosses the 4th digit, things get absurd. That’s why I keep switching between tools for reading RSS. None of them really work 100% for me. They’re more like 60-70%, but not the same 60-70% each time.

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