Slashdot, the wellknown technology Web site, commissioned a survey of readers of its RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) feed to determine how Slashdot readers are using RSS technology now their future plans. In sharp contrast to the DM news study profiled Making RSS Adoption Simple yesterday, Slashdot reports:
-- 73% will increase their use of RSS feeds in the next year.
-- Most users received their feeds through a Web-based RSS syndication service but many users do not use traditional methods to read their feeds, instead relying on mobile and other devices to obtain their feeds.
-- Receiving feeds through mobile units such as cell phones, SMS messaging, voice mail, WAP or portable audio players will increase.
-- Technology will improve as RSS use increases, making RSS feeds easier for users to read and for publishers to deliver.
It should be noted that Slashdot readers are IT savvy and represent a audience that is on the cutting edge. As noted in the Making RSS Adoption Simple, it is my belief that RSS use will expand as awareness of its power and what it takes for successful implementation improves. Along with adoption will be a greater cry for more robust tracking and measurement tools. Here will be another challenge.