Wednesday, January 05, 2005

A gaggle of blog readers...

From the CHE's online Wired Campus Newsletter 1/5/05:

Blog Reading Explodes in America: Web logs apparently are here to stay: A new survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that blog readership rose by 58 percent in the past year. BBC News

Blogs are being read by many, but many fewer have created one, according to this article. The typical blogger is young, male, well educated, and tech savvy, and blogs have come to the fore in politics this past year.

Hmmmm, are all the female Xanga users, like my college age daughter, under the radar? Maybe it is because Xanga itself prefers the more intimate and older terms "journal" and "diary"?

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