March 10, 2010

Why are there fewer bloggers these days?

Q. Why has blogging decreased in frequency? Do you see this trend continuing?

We don’t know for sure, but there is some evidence in our most recent surveys that the activity formerly known as blogging is now being done on social networking sites as part of people’s wall-posting habits and messaging activities. So, it might be the case that personal journalism and even personal news-posting habits are simply switching to a new platform. This is something we are going to explore more in the future.

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet & American Life Project