A few days ago I wrote about how we currently subscribe to RSS feeds. Now Microsoft are also asking about what is the best way of allowing users to subscribe to a feed. One guy left an interesting comment (I have only included the interesting bit):
Yahoo just released a report saying that a painfully small number of web users even know what RSS is. Iâ€™d be willing to bet that a huge reason for that is because feeds are marked in a way that no layman understands. That orange icon is holding syndication downâ€¦
Dave Winer’s response was predictable.
I am not sure any of Microsoft’s proposed icons will do the job either but at least looking at the issue is a start. Some sort of text could be good. Any suggestions?