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Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2010

Just completed the Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2010 survey per request via e-mail (and you're welcome to do the same). I normally have quite mixed opinions about these kinds of surveys but I decided to give it a go and I was quite surprised over my answers. The survey is rather lengthy and goes into a lot of topics which aren't really relevant for me such as adds, monetizing the blog, measuring traffic and hot topics from 2010 such as the Mexican Oil Spill. The survey also touches on other topics which was more interesting to me such as the amount of blogging, why I blog and stuff like that.

The survey has a whole section on Twitter, whether one uses it and what the purpose is. It also goes right to the heart of microblogging vs. blogging namely that it makes me blog less. Looking at my blogging stats it's very obvious that microblogging has made me blog less. But when I do blog it's generally longer than before microblogging. It was quite an eye opener and something that will probably take a little while to digest.

One thing is certain - blogging has become a very prominent way of getting news no matter who niche it may be. Whether it's about super local politics, whether it's about what to do for Lotusphere or what the new cloud initiative from IBM is all about. Blogging has changed the way information is delivered and consumed and it's a better World because of it.



Avatar: Patrick Kwinten

Re: Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2010

I wonder the differences in geography? in the 'free' west giving your opinion was already a part of life. but what about more restricted regimes/regions? blogging must have had a much bigger effect there (for the better I hope).

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