Sunday, October 22, 2006

An Interesting Research on Bloggers and Bloggig

I found this Pdf in the the traffic exchange for blogs "BlogMad" . The report answers one of my following Questions: Who are those Bloggers, Why and What do they Blog? - in general, not for business.

(Quote) : Bloggers: Summary of Findings at a Glance
  • Blogging is bringing new voices to the online world.
  • Telephone surveys capture the most accurate snapshot possible of a small and moving target.
  • Contrary to the impression created by the press attention on political blogging, just 11% of bloggers say they focus mainly on government or politics.
  • The blogging population is young, evenly split between women and men, and racially diverse.
  • Relatively small groups of bloggers view blogging as a public endeavor.
  • The main reasons for keeping a blog are creative expression and sharing personal experiences.
  • Only one-third of bloggers see blogging as a form of journalism. Yet many check facts and cite original sources.
  • Bloggers are avid consumers and creators of online content. They are also heavy users of the internet in general.
  • Bloggers are major consumers of political news and about half prefer sources without a particular political viewpoint.
  • Bloggers often utilize community and readership-enhancing features available on their blogs.
Source: Lenhart, Amanda and Susannah Fox. Bloggers. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 19, 2006.
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The report shows also that, at least until the beginning of the year, few Bloggers look after earning money with it, and the Blog as Business tool is not yet too overrun.

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