If you’re reading this, consider yourself an internet veteran

The Pew Research Center digs into popular attitudes about blogging. Among the findings: blogging is more or less passe among the under-34 crowd, assuming they even know what a blog is.

For all the excitement about blogs and the media coverage of them, blogs have not yet become recognized by a majority of internet users. Only 38% of all internet users know what a blog is. The rest are not sure what the term “blog” means.

Full report is here (pdf).

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Comments

  1. judi wrote:

    Well, at last I’m a veteran of something. Frankly, I prefer “pioneer” but no point in quibbling. What does the report say about the percentage of folks 66 and above who are bloggers? (I would download the PDF but I’m lazy.)

  2. Jake wrote:

    Wow. I’ve arrived!

  3. RDB wrote:

    Just because you’re connected to the internet doesn’t mean you’re aware of what’s going on around you, I guess.

  4. Irishlad wrote:

    Just to be a smart alec but really to inform the 62% of people who are blogging on this blog and don’t know what their doing-ie blogging-here goes: blog = web log= (we)blog = blog = internet diary. See,easy,… algebra for beginners.

  5. ForgottenSwampWorld wrote:

    I didn’t really know what a blog was either until recently.

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