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  • Blogs in the United States By: Casey Harvilla, Jon Tirk, Calvin Rose & Jess Valentino
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  • Weblogs?
    • Justin Hall 1994- one of the earliest bloggers
    • “ weblog” John Barger December 17, 1997
    • “ blog” Peter Merholz 1999
    • Ongoing documentation that can be viewed by mostly anyone
    • Frequently updated
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  • What came first?
    • 1999 Pitas- first free build your own weblog tool
    • Release of Blogger and Groksoup
    • Weblogs flourished
    • Free, quick and easy
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  • BLOG
    • Word of the year in 2004
    • ABC declares that bloggers are the People of the Year
    • Average blog author
      • White, male, educated, familiar with being online and has broadband access to the internet
      • Rapid growth among women and minorities
  • Statistics
    • 184 Million Have started a blog
    • 77.7 million readers
    • 12 million US Bloggers (8% of US adult internet users)
    • 57 million readers (39% of US adult internet users)
  • Personal Blogging
    • An ongoing diary or commentary by an individual
    • Most common type of blog
    • Looked at as a way to just communicate, or to reflect
    • Can also be looked at as therapeutic (creative writing)
  • Popular Personal Blog Sites
    • Xanga - Twitter
    • MySpace Blogs - WordPress
    • Blogspot - About
    • BlogFlux - Blogger
  • Questions. . .
    • Who has started/kept up with a personal blog?
    • Other reasons to start a blog?
    • Do you read personal blogs?
  • Diddy’s Blog
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYqqUEqz6Z4
  • Celebrity/Reality Show Blogging
    • Why do reality shows blog?
    • Ratings
    • Keep fans interested
  • Why do fans write back?
    • Feel a connection with cast members
    • Keep in touch after the show