Dec 02 2004

Bloglines Welcomes the World

Published by at December 2, 2004 11:40 am under The Blogosphere,Translation

With the increasing use of RSS on blogs and other sites, feed aggregators are gaining in popularity. That’s why Bloglines has gone international, it announced Wednesday.

The Redwood City, Calif., company now includes language-specific versions of its Web site in order to accommodate the millions of bloggers and readers around the world who use RSS (define) feeds or search online for the latest news and opinions in the blogosphere.

Six languages are currently hosted on — traditional Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Founder and CEO Mark Fletcher said Italian and several other languages will soon make an appearance.

According to the Computer Industry Almanac, there are nearly 935 million Internet users. The predominantly English-speaking counties make up little more than one-quarter of the total Internet user population. For the rest of the world, countries like China (10.68 percent), Japan (8.35 percent) and Germany (4.48 percent), English isn’t the native tongue.

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Note: Bloglines is my RSS aggregator of choice.

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