7/19/2006

Former Dean of Buffalo Blogosphere...

Alex Halavais has just analyzed the recent Pew Internet Report in his post, Who are the Bloggers? Great reading if you are into digesting and trying to make sense of who, what and where the blogosphere is. Alex writes...
They found, surprisingly, that the blogosphere is only 60% white, and evenly divided among men and women. This probably runs counter to the intuitions of many bloggers, who assume the blogosphere is a white man thing. (An intuition that is supported by Wei’s recent survey of blog commenters, and perhaps demonstrates the limitations of that study.) I suspect that this again is an issue of too much attention being paid to A-listers.
In his role as a professor, at the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, I considered Alex to be the dean of the Buffalo blogosphere before he bailed - prior to that ship sinking - and headed to NYC. His post-mortem on UB is worth the read...the comments, too!.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with the East Side?

fix buffalo said...

At times, I engage in some reflection regarding what bloggers do. Alex's analysis is often insightful, especially the quotation in my post. Did you read Alex's post? Most people that I know who read blogs are also interested in the sociology behind blogging...

When I started blogging, Oct. 2004, I was the only one focusing almost exclusively on the ES. Now BFA has joined in, too with their citizen journalism of another area of the ES, the Broadway/Fillmore area.