Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Asian Bloggers Stand Out in Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008: Who are the Bloggers?

(click on the mind map image for a bigger view)

Technorati is releasing a report series on the State of the Blogosphere 2008. It started today with its special focus on "Who are the Bloggers?".

Head on the links above the for the full report details. I prepared a mind map version of it and made initial observations.
  1. I'm not sure if I got it wrong but gender report (male) for both Asians and Europeans are at 73%.

  2. When the report showed that Asians are more concern with their identity (which I assume also meant reputation and recognition), it made me understand better as to why awards are more popular on this side of the world.

  3. Asians more inclined to participate in paid to post product reviews. I guess in addition to economic disposition of bloggers, compared to other parts of the world, a good number of developments happening in this field are in our places as well. As Vint Cerf also said, Asia will primarily influence future online applications and Internet growth.

    This may also mean that a lot of them recognized that blogs can be a source of supplemental earnings, full-time job, to primary source of income.

  4. Most Internet users today in Asia are very young and that is a big factor for the age of most bloggers in this region.
These are initial thoughts and will update as I get to digest the report more in the days to come.