The Blogging World Defined

When you think of the word blogger, an image may come to mind as varied as some guy in his parent’s basement to a mom typing about diapers. Sysomos, a media monitoring service, has shed some light on just who these bloggers really are, and they’re not that young.

According to the Sysomos survey, over 53 percent of bloggers are between 21 and 35 years of age. This isn’t surprising, as this group grew up with the rise of the Internet and the new form of communication via blog. But what stands out is only 20 percent of bloggers are less than 20 years old. This could be because of two reasons: 1) Blogging is something you decide to do at an older age. 2) Younger people don’t find blogs as useful.
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It’s interesting to see as a younger generation, which cries for attention, has yet to jump on blogs to spout opinions like their elder siblings and/or parents did. Does this mean another tool like Twitter or Facebook could be the preferred use of communication and argument resolution for the younger generation? What does this mean for the blogs that have come to define the generation of 21-35 year-olds?

Food for thought, I guess. Some other interesting findings from the Sysomos study includes women outnumber men in the blogosphere, but only by a 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent difference. The U.S. outpaces all other countries with the number of blogs, and California crushes second place New York, with almost double the percentage of bloggers as those in the Empire State.