This really doesn’t warrant a post of its own, but I thought it at least worth noting that in the week or so since its been released, Google’s new desktop package has jumped to fifth on the list of readers hitting this space. It’s lagging only NetNewsWire (#4), Firefox Live Bookmarks (a surprising #3), NewsGator Online (#2), and Bloglines (far and away #1). For more context, Google Desktop is fifth out of approximately 60 different aggregators (discounting for Planets and bot readers) picking up my feed. In the research world, we’d call this “small sample size,” but I found it interesting nonetheless. Metrics are supplied by Feedburner.
Update: Fixed some typos.