bloggers: the internet’s new storytellers

Pew Charitable Trusts: Informing the Public, Society, and the Internet

blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world. Some 54 percent of bloggers say that they have never published their writing or media creations anywhere else; 44 percent say they have published elsewhere. While generally youthful, these writers otherwise represent a broad demographic spectrum of people who cite a variety of topics and motives for their blogging. 8 percent of internet users or about 12 million American adults, keep a blog. 39 percent of internet users, or about 57 million American adults, read blogs – a significant increase since the fall of 2005. [more]

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