Room for Blogger Progress

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Published:
July 20, 2006

By: Alexander Carpenter
                              
The Pew Internet & American Life Project just released its survey of bloggers and their habits.
Interestingly, only 11% of bloggers focus on politics and only 2%
write on religion. The report points out that most bloggers use their
platform for self-expression. With so few people posting on public life
and even fewer on faith, this gives progressive bloggers significant
voice compared to other forms of mass media such as radio or
television. There's room for forward-thinking folks to write on how
their faith informs their public values and doing so just might make a
difference.
Also, in thinking about the future of media coverage of faith and
public life, it's important to note that more than half of all bloggers
are under the age of 30 which suggests that the blogosphere will grow
in importance both as a tool for information and mobilization in the
years to come.
Read the press release here.
And read the entire report here.
                           

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