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