Pew Internet Releases Report on Blogs

Baumann, Michael
September 2006
Information Today;Sep2006, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p18
Trade Publication
This article looks at results of the 2006 survey conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project on bloggers. The survey, based on phone interviews with 233 American Internet users, is a follow-up to another recent survey on Internet usage. It indicates that an estimated eight percent (12 million) of Americans are blogging, out of a total of 157 million Internet users. Thirty-nine percent (57 million) read them. Ninety-five percent of bloggers get their news from the Internet compared to 73 percent of all Internet users. Bloggers are also predominantly young and diverse. Also, 40 percent of bloggers are minorities compared to 24 percent of all Internet users. LiveJournal is the most commonly used blogging site, accounting for 13 percent of blogs.


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