"I read the news today...oh boy" (The Beatles)
Blog popularity keeps rising as a source for people's daily information. The 400th post on the Jointblog is a good one just for those who like getting news from blogs. The Electronic Frontier Foundation keeps busy defending freedom in a digital world.
Spotted this week:
The Pew Internet and American Life project recently published a report regarding how Americans get their news online. According to the report, "Some 50 million Americans turn to the internet for news on a typical day, a new highwater mark for online news-gathering."There are so many great places to get news that matter. Everything on the Jointblog's suggested links are places we read and reference often. And for good twisted stories, there's Fark.com and others. Every day, bloggers are gaining more influence. More and more, mainstream media outlets are looking for the "street" point of view online through places likes blogs...for ideas, gossips, truthiness and sometimes even truth (including whistleblowers).
Moreover, "9% of all internet users have been to news blogs, with 12% of broadband users saying they’ve been to news blogs." A different Pew study shows that 73 percent of adults, or 147 million people, now use the Internet. So that's over thirteen million Americans reading news blogs, with countless more using news blogs around the world.
We're glad to do our part at the Jointblog...400 posts and counting!
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Saturday, April 29, 2006,