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2009 State of the Blogosphere

October 19, 2009

Recently presented:  Technorati’s 2009 State of the Blogosphere, which provides some interesting insights into who blogs, why people blog, and how blog (and twitter) usage has changed.

Some of the interesting stats:

  • 72% of bloggers are “hobbyists” – blogging for fun and mostly personal.
  • 40% of professional bloggers (the other 28% from above) have worked wtihin mainstream media
  • 60% of profesional bloggers agree that most people will get news & info from blogs in the next 5 years
  • 17% of professional bloggers say that blogging is their primary income.
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