Saturday, July 26, 2003

Applications: Blogging By The Numbers

Applications: Blogging By The Numbers "The blog [define] revolution is well underway, giving every Internet user the opportunity to become an online journalist. While it is difficult to calculate exactly how many individuals are using Web sites as journals, Blogcount estimates that there are roughly 2.4 million to 2.9 million active Weblogs as of June 2003.
Of this figure, Blogcount attributes more than 1.6 million active users to the top three centrally hosted services [LiveJournal, Blogger, and DiaryLand].
Roughly 2 percent of the online community has created a blog, according to Jupiter Research (a unit of this site's corporate parent). Interestingly, the majority (60 percent) of bloggers are dialing up to access their online journals, and more than half (57 percent) have a household income below $60,000 per year. Jupiter also found that blogging is split evenly among the genders, with most (70 percent) bloggers having an online tenure of more than 5 years."

I wonder how many had higher incomes before they started blogging....

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