Digg: 40% Of Respondents Are Willing To Pay For A Google Reader Alternative

Posted on May 1 2013 - 8:05am by Editorial Staff


Digg has shared its second set of results of its Google Reader survey, revealing that 40% of respondents are willing to pay for a Google Reader replacement. Digg has sent out the survey to more than 18,000 people who signed up out of interest for a Google Reader replacement, result of which company received more than 8,600 responses this time.

Results of the survey:

  • While about 55% of users share news via Facebook or Twitter, over 75% share news via email. It almost goes without saying that our reader will include seamless sharing to all these services.
  • Though over 1/3 of respondents don’t use a “read it later” service, Pocket, Instapaper, Evernote and Readability are all popular options. Don’t worry! Our goal is to support all of them.
  • Nearly half of all respondents said that they never used Google Reader’s social features (before they were rolled back in 2011), while just 17% said that they used them often.
  • Free products on the Internet don’t have a great track record. They tend to disappear, leaving users in a lurch.

Concluding over the different figures, the company received, it says it do tends to build a product that people can trust on, although there are no exact words shared as of now on pricing, but interestingly 40% are willing to pay. Digg says the beta version of its reader will be out by June.

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