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Last week, due to the exponential success of Tumblr, we thought we’d do a showdown between and Tumblr. Tumblr certainly has increased in popularity with our readers, but it looks like MakeUseOf will mostly stick to the old favorite for now.

Out of 267 votes, the Tumblr/ split was: 61% love; 39% now favor Tumblr. It’s still an impressive gain in popularity by Tumblr.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

This week’s poll question is: How Often Do You Check Your RSS Feeds?

Are you compulsively checking your RSS feeds throughout the day and night? Do you wake up with your phone under your pillow? Do you set aside time once per day to check feeds? Or do you forget about them completely for months?


While we’re talking about RSS feeds, are you the sort of person who keeps an unread count on RSS feeds and tries to read everything? Or do you just dip in when you feel like it and read as much of your RSS feeds as takes your fancy?

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  1. Anonymous
    October 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    With Feeddler on iPad I enjoy checking out my RSS subscriptions (including MakeUseOf)

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks for sharing - it's great to know which apps people like to use best.

  2. steFan aka maxPain
    September 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    since i'm an igoogle user my feeds are on my main desk page,I have quite a few,and i read them all 'MakeUseOf' being on the very top of course...what's the point of keeping stuff that is not being used!  Future ref ?
    I like websites that use tailorded made igoogle RSS feed widgets,it's a nice touch and should be standardized for P.C. users,otherwise,i just pass.

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      I love iGoogle and Netvibes - they're a great way to view RSS feeds. Also a fan of gReader and Feedly, though. Very awesome. :)