Saturday, July 26, 2003
Cyberatlas has just released statistics on the numbers of active weblogs online. Robyn Greenspan reports that the overwhelming majority of weblogs are in English, and are hosted by three key services (i.e., Livejournal, Blogger/Blogspot and Diaryland--and all based in the US, I believe). Interestingly enough, the next largest language groups in the blogosphere are Portuguese, followed by Polish, Farsi and French (in that order). Blogging appears to be crossing traditional access borders where new techs are concerned, too:
Interestingly, the majority (60 percent) of bloggers are dialing up to access their online journals, and more than half (57 percent) have a household income below $60,000 per year. Jupiter also found that blogging is split evenly among the genders...
Friday, July 25, 2003
Motorola is certainly putting out some interesting i-mode gadgets. The latest one we've come across untethers instant messaging from the desktop and makes it mobile.
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Interesting developments in the merging of instant messaging and blogging applications are reported by Christopher Saunders on IM Plant.com. Saunders describes how IM interactive agents, or "bots" (e.g., Bloggerbot), can be configured to receive an instant message from a blog owner and to post this message to the owner's blog. This means that Howard Rheingold's "just in time and just in place" predictions for mobile internet use are fast coming to pass.