RSS stats

As some of you may know the venerable RSS aggregator Bloglines is shutting down October 1st. I guess this is a good time to record some statistics, before it's too late.

The main RSS feed for LtU, which is populated by items appearing on the home page, currently has 1571 subscribers using Bloglines. Our other feeds have much smaller numbers: 25 for the comments feed and 4 for the RSS feed containing forum posts. The main feed used to have slightly higher numbers (~1585).

For comparison, the lambda the ultimate twitter account, through which the home page items also flow, currently has 506 followers. the owners of Bloglines mention Twitter and Facebook as the reasons for Bloglines demise.