If you’ve been to Mac AppStorm recently, you may have noticed that their new subscriber count box doesn’t just list the FeedBurner circulation. It seems to be a sum of the FeedBurner subscribers and the AppStorm Twitter account’s followers.
An interesting idea, isn’t it? I had a similar thought recently. I figured, with all of the popularity of Twitter, and it’s RSS reader-like qualities, why shouldn’t you combine the two? Otherwise the counter only represents a fraction of the total day-to-day reader base. It seems that Envato is taking the lead though; they’re the first I’ve seen to do this so far. Perhaps Tuts+ blogs will be next to receive this feature?
FreelanceSwitch, similarly, shows counters for Twitter, RSS, podcast subscribers and the registered users in the footer. It doesn’t go to quite the same extent of the AppStorm counter, but it shows all the right data.
Which approach do you think is better? AppStorm’s or FreelanceSwitch’s?