From the description by Eric Olsen, Publisher of Blogcritics/Technorati
Earlier this month, denizens of the blogosphere descended on Las Vegas for three days of networking and socializing at the 2009 BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Besides the conference and trade show, there was much to learn from the keynote speakers, and of particular interest was the 2009 State of the Blogosphere delivered by Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra.
The 2009 State of the Blogosphere
Introduction: Why the results of the survey are displayed according to four different types of bloggers.
Day 1: Who Are the Bloggers? We delve into the demographics.
Day 2: The What and Why of Blogging: Why we do what we do.
Day 3: The How of Blogging: How often we blog, what technologies we use, and whether or not we track our traffic.
Day 4: Blogging Revenues, Brands and Blogs: Branding and monetizing our blogs.
Day 5: 2009 Trends: Political Impact of Blogging, Twitter Usage.
In addition to the survey results, you'll find illuminating interviews with some of the blogosphere's movers and shakers:
Michael Arrington, TechCrunch
Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist
Steve Rubel, Edelman Digital, Micro Persuasion
Alex Santoso, Neatorama
Henry Copeland, Blogads
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
Jonathan Salem Baskin, Dimbulb
Mathew Ingram, Toronto Globe and Mail
Seth Godin, Squidoo, sethgodin.typepad.com
Simon Mackie, Web Worker Daily
Dan Gillmor, dangillmor.com
Duncan Riley, The Inquisitr
About the State of the Blogosphere
Since 2004, Technorati's annual State of the Blogosphere report has followed growth and trends in the blogosphere. For the second time, bloggers, generous with their thoughts and insights, were surveyed directly to provide the data for the report. The 2009 State of the Blogosphere survey demonstrates that the growth of the blogosphere's influence on subjects ranging from business to politics to the way information travels through communities continues to flourish. In a year when revolutions and elections were organized by blogs, bloggers are blogging more than ever, and the State of the Blogosphere is strong.