Monday, January 03, 2005

Blogs on the rise

Some good news for bloggers. According to a recent study, 27% of internet users consult blogs. A sharp increase from only 11% a year ago.

One-Quarter Of People Online Read Blogs
62 Percent Don't Know What Blogs Are, Though

1:16 pm EST January 3, 2005

A big jump in 2004 now means that more than 8 million people have created an online web log -- a blog -- and 27 percent of Internet users read them.

Surveys by the Pew Internet and American Life project found a 58 percent rise in 2004 of people who read blogs. In November of 2003, 11 percent had read a blog. By February 2004 it was 17 percent. In November, it reached 27 percent.

Five percent of users say they use programs and sites known as RSS readers to get information from blogs and other sites as soon as it is published.


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