Sudden jump in subscribers

I noticed today that MacMegasite now has 34526 subscribers to the newsfeed, a sudden jump from the usual 18000-19000.

34526 readers!
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FeedBurner’s statistics page confirms the sudden jump.

Feedburner Stats
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This happened just after NewsGator announced that NetNewsWire is now free, and MacMegasite happens to be one of the default feeds. Thanks Brent! I owe you a beer.