Hey, their research matches up with my research: The Pew Internet and American Life Project issued its most recent report today regarding “the state of blogging.” (You just gotta love a big, serious brand-name foundation that issues reports on the “state of blogging.”)
On one hand: Twenty-seven percent of online adults in the U.S. said in November they read blogs, compared with 17% in a February.
On the other hand: Despite the attention to blogging, a large number of Americans remain clueless only 38% of Internet users know what a blog is: online agglomerations of ideas, information and links, usually presented with the most recent postings on top, and often offering a mechanism for visitors to post comments.
By the way, I’m going to adopt the previous sentence (from the AP story regarding the report) as “the official definition of what a blog is.”: “A weblog is an agglomeration of ideas, information and links, usually presented with the most recent postings on top, and often offering a mechanism for visitors to post comments.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought of this weblog as, first and foremost, an agglomeration.