The Pew Internet Project has several excellent articles and non-biased research reports. If you haven’t already, check out their website, which includes reports such as the following:

The State of Blogging

  • Eight million American adults say they have created blogs
  • Blog readership jumped 58% in 2004
  • 5% of internet users say they use RSS aggregators or XML readers to get the news and other information delivered from blogs and web sites
  • 12% of internet users have posted comments or other material on blogs
  • Still, 62% of internet users do not know what a blog is

Technology & Media Use

  • By the end of 2005, 50 million Americans got news online on a typical day, a sizable increase since 2002. Much of that growth has been fueled by the rise in the number of home broadband connections.
  • Over the last four years, overall internet penetration rose from 58% of all adult Americans to 70%, and home broadband penetration grew from 20 million people (or
    10% of adult Americans) to 74 million people (37% of adult Americans).
  • Online news consumers are willing to register for news, but are not willing to pay.

Who’s Online

A frequently updated table showing the current demographics of Internet users.

I assume the majority of my blog readers are using a broadband connection. Is this true, are you using broadband?

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