Take a look at some stats on rssmeme.
Not sure what to make of this, but I thought it was interesting to see that BBC Persian was the 46th highest source of items shared on Google Reader*. The English BBC News site is nowhere to be seen. Even the NY Times which seems have got to grips with new technologies quicker than most is at 49.
*This is only the Google Reader shared feeds indexed by RSSmeme not everyone’s.