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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
State of the Blogosphere 2009
Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments.
Since 2004, our annual study has followed the growth and trends in the blogosphere. For the second time, we surveyed bloggers directly. They were generous with their thoughts and insights. Thanks to all of the bloggers who took the time to respond to our survey.
In a world that’s constantly changing — shocked by financial catastrophe and political upheaval, yet still moving faster every day — not much is constant. But as the 2009 State of the Blogosphere survey demonstrates, the growth of the blogosphere's influence on subjects ranging from business to politics to the way information travels through communities continues to flourish. In a year when revolutions and elections were organized by blogs, bloggers are blogging more than ever, and the State of the Blogosphere is strong.
Day 1 — Who Are the Bloggers? Day 2 — The What and Why of Blogging Day 3 — The How of Blogging Day 4 — Monetization And Revenue Generation, Brands in the Blogosphere Day 5 — 2009 Trends: Political Impact of Blogging, Twitter Usage
I currently have primary responsibilities for Collection Development, Instruction, and Reference and Research Services in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; Alternative Energy; Environment Sciences; Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering with the Library of Iowa State University, where I have been employed since April 1987.
Prior to joining ISU, I served as the Museum Librarian at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, and as an Assistant Librarian with the Library of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, my hometown.
I received my Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1975, and my undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Lehman College of the City University of New York, The Bronx.