Poll: How do you get your news?

Poll: How do you get your news?

For the longest time, we’ve been prioritizing the use of RSS feeds as the primary delivery platform for this blog — sending full content to your feed readers and email blasts. Wil the growing popularity of Facebook, Twitter and Google+, it seems RSS has taken a backstage.


I wanted to confirm that though so here’s a quick and simple poll for our readers this week — what’s your primary blog/news delivery platform?

  • I go and read directly from the site every chance I can.
  • I use a feed reader.
  • I subscribe to email alerts/blasts.
  • I follow and wait for the Twitter alert.
  • I subscribe to the Facebook Page.
  • I follow the author on Google+.
  • I use a mobile app.
  • I use something else.

Do hit the poll widget on the right side, below or hit the comments. I have this feeling that Facebook will take the upper hand. Internal stats for this blog shows an overwhelming lead for Facebook, followed by Twitter on distant second and Google+.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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41 Responses

  1. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    on my phone – News and Weather Widget + GMA app + iTyphoon
    on my pc – Firefox live bookmark RSS (GMA News, Fansub, Scanlation)
    Facebook – yugatech

  2. slabster says:


  3. I subscribe to email alerts.

  4. Tony says:

    I am subscribed to you via Google Reader. I use that on my PC, then on my android phone, it’s the gReader app.

  5. r41n says:

    RSS feed is the most convinient of all. I don’t have to open the site everytime. Less loading times since the whole website is not loaded. I can access it anywhere. I don’t have to get up on my bed to read news and updates. No messy tabbed browsing. I’m using the MobileRSS which connects through Google Reader.

  6. Dan says:

    I use the RSS feed. My Google Reader is accessible from my computer, my phone, and my iPod Touch. I only visit the site to vote. :D

  7. Berto Putik says:

    I’m getting the news from my yahoomail “What’s New” tab.

  8. Jim says:

    Google Reader!

    I think your internal stats are lying to you. It can’t trace readers who are subscribed to your feeds because most of the people who read through RSS are not visiting directly to your site but instead are reading it through their RSS Feeds.

    well, unless you also do consider checking your Feedburner stats. But from what I have experienced, feedburner stats are still inaccurate since only the Emails are counted accurately for both verified and unverified subscribers. those who read through their Readers (e.g. Google Reader) aren’t as traceable through the stats though.

  9. bijz says:

    i use google.com/ig on my firefox browser.
    imported the feeds to my pulse news reader on my sgt.

  10. quobetah says:

    Its been Flipboard for me since i got my iPad. Social networks + RSS mixed in one gorgeous app.

  11. POP says:

    I always visit the site twice a day. you can’t get much from rss. Yahoo news is a good site for looking up some interesting stories.

  12. watrboy says:

    RSS Feed

  13. dave says:


    haha sipsip XD

  14. Frances says:

    I get my news mainly through Twitter.

  15. deuts says:

    If I were to get news from Twitter, Facebook or Google+, chances are I’ll miss some that directly interest me but not the popular ones. That’s why I’m subscribed via RSS using Google Reader, and I read them using FeeddlerPro for iPhone, Reeder for Mac, and the web in my PC.

  16. eRvN says:

    i always check Google News, and i also use Pulse mobile app on my phone

  17. Chris says:

    I use Google Reader. I used to directly visit the site but when I found out about Google Reader (while browsing through the other tabs in Google+), I found it nifty and convenient. All sites I am subscribed to in one reader.

  18. Markster says:

    gReader Pro for Android.. (dark theme)

  19. r41n says:

    Most of those who use RSS readers from their phone cannot use the poll.

  20. Benchmark says:

    Hmmm I download PDF file of Manila Bulletin! Seriously!

    And most of the time, Yahoo News Page or listen to radio online.

  21. JM says:

    I go and read directly from the site every chance I can.

    I subscribe to email alerts/blasts.

    I follow and wait for the Twitter alert.

    I subscribe to the Facebook Page.

  22. Geff Chang says:

    RSS Reader – FeedDemon. :)

  23. Winziph says:

    I follow and wait for the Twitter Alert.

  24. Joe says:

    Google reader

  25. rbsoriano says:

    Twitter and Facebook updates thru mobile internet.

  26. Sixel says:

    Just email alerts, or visiting the site.

  27. Cez Prieto says:

    Twitter alerts and Online News Site

  28. hyprmanic says:

    Most through greader when I’m using my tablet. When I’m using my pc in the office, I have yugatech bookmarked and read for new stuff during my breaks ^^

  29. RSS Feed and FBpage Update

  30. drealmarlon says:

    yahoo homepage pa rin,then inquirer.net or cnn.com.

  31. danzig118 says:

    thru Pulse then the actual site.

  32. NeoJohan says:

    I use a mobile app.
    Appy Geek app for android tablets.

  33. fr0stbyte says:

    Pulse news reader for Android and iOS.

  34. rhk111 says:

    I get my news mainly from Twitter, thru the news sites. It is almost in real time …

  35. Nowadays, Twitter, Facebook, Google News … these are the sites where I get first glimpse of the day’s news.

    I still get more substance from television newscasts, though. So I guess news for me comes mainly from TV.

  36. Brian says:

    I use a feed reader.

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