26 July 2006

pew study on blogging

"The ease and appeal of blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world." So begins the press release from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which has completed a phone survey of bloggers. Perhaps some of you participated.

The summary continues:
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Blogs, the survey finds, are as individual as the people who keep them. However, most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression – documenting individual experiences, sharing practical knowledge, or just keeping in touch with friends and family.
The entire report, "Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers" (pdf), is available online.