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I really believe blogging and Twitter can save the world.

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 8, 2010

This data is also worthwhile just to know.  More than 133,000,000 blogs have been indexed by Technorati since 2002 and around 77% of Internet users read blogs according to Universal McCann.  It’s clearly a vital medium to comprehend for anyone looking to spread ideas.

  • For most bloggers (81%), even if the economic downturn has disrupted lifestyles or lives it has not changed the kind of topics or themes they write about.
  • 63% of respondents say that blogging has led them to become more involved with things they’re passionate about as a result of blogging.

Respondents report that blogging has had chiefly positive impacts on their personal lives; just 6% say that relationships with friends or family members have suffered as a result of blogging.

  • One in five bloggers report updating on a daily basis.
  • The most common rate of updating is 2-3 times per week.
  • The majority of blogs use tags (85%).

Bloggers are very familiar with the technology they use to publish on the Internet – only 2% of all respondents say that they don’t know how their blog was built.  (This data confirms “geeks” are the new influencers.)

  • 59% of respondents use a free third party hosting service.
  • 82% of respondents say that they post photos to their blog, making images the most popular form of multimedia.
  • 20% of all users report having updating their blog or adding content from their mobile device.
  • Fewer than 10% of bloggers say they don’t know the traffic to their blogs.
  • 89% believe that it is important that the advertising placed on their blogs align with their values.
  • Iran is the third-largest country of bloggers in the world after the United States and China. With more than 700,000 Persian blogs, mostly based in Iran, the Persian language is ranked as the second-most-popular language in the entire blogosphere.
  • At least one journalist and one blogger have died at Evin Prison in the last six years under circumstances that have not been fully explained.

Blogs with greater than 100 page views a day received on average .83% of their page views from Twitter referrals. This referral percentage was constant as the audience size of the blog increased.

In honor of World Press Freedom Day 2010, CIMA organized a discussion about threats to the safety of bloggers. For the first time, the number of online journalists in prison almost surpasses the number of jailed traditional print and broadcast journalists. At least 68 bloggers, Web-based reporters, and online editors are under arrest worldwide, constituting half of all journalists now in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported in its 2009 prison census.

China, Egypt, and Iran are considered the most dangerous countries for journalism on the Internet. As online reporting gains influence in countries with repressive regimes, governments are increasing harassment and violence. Bloggers are more vulnerable than journalists in many ways.

Other countries that misbehave with Bloggers are Saudi, Burma, Syria, Vietnam, Egypt and Thailand.

Unfortunately, one way to assess the political importance of blogging around the world is through the growing number of blogger arrests.

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