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How Many Feeds Really Matter: Part 2, New Numbers from the Bloglines Database

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Today at Web 2.0, Jim Lanzone, Senior Vice President of Search Properties at Ask Jeeves, updated his "What Feeds Matter" blog post from July using some new numbers obtained by mining the Bloglines database. Jim has been nice enough to let us post them. You can find his PowerPoint stack here.

According to the numbers Lanzone shared today:
+ Currently, 1.3 million feeds in the Bloglines database have at least one subscriber, what Jim calls, "blogs that matter." Why? Someone has made the effort to subscribe to them.
+ 36,000 feeds "really matter" since they have 20+ subscribers. Lanzone calls these feeds the ones that "really matter." Of course, Jim's comment was tongue-in-cheek.
+ 14,363 feeds have at least 50+ subscribers. These feeds "really really matter." Again, another tongue-in-cheek comment.
+ 437 feeds have at least 1000+ (aka "totally sweet" feeds) Lanzone said jokingly.
+ 60 feeds have at least 5000+
+ 1 feed has 50,000+ subscribers (which one? Slashdot)

More about Jim's thoughts about why these blogs/feeds matter in his original July blog post that also includes some good comments from Findory's Greg Linden.


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