Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bloggers - The Internet's New Story Tellers

Amanda Lenhart and Susannah Fox of Pew/Internet &American Life Project released the survey report "Bloggers - A portrait of the internet’s new storytellers", revealing some interesting statistics about Bloggers (in USA).

A telephone survey of a nationally-representative sample of bloggers has found that blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world.

Here are a few interesting stats about the Internet's new Story Tellers:

  • 8% (12Million) of total internet users (147Million) have a blog.

  • 39% (57Million) of Internet users read blogs.

  • 54% of the bloggers are under the age of 30

  • 84% of bloggers, blogging is a hobby, not an activity that consumes their lives.

  • 52% of bloggers say they blog mostly for themselves, not for an audience. About one-third of bloggers (32%) say they blog mostly for their audience.

  • 57% of bloggers include links to original sources either “sometimes” or “often.”

  • Only 18% of bloggers offer an RSS feed of their blog’s content.

  • Three in four bloggers (77%) told us that expressing themselves creatively was a reason that they blog.

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