Saturday, August 13, 2005

RICH BLOG READERS

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

OK. Where is the loot? According to the news today, we are rich! From Yahoo:
Good news for Web log publishers with aspirations of making money off their sites--compared to the average Internet user, visitors to Web logs, or blogs, tend to be younger and to belong to a wealthier household, a study has found.

Blog visitors are also more likely to shop online and to connect to the Internet using a broadband connection, according to the study "Behaviors of the Blogosphere" conducted by comScore Networks. Unsurprisingly, blog visitors are also more active online, visiting almost twice as many Web pages as the average Internet user.

ComScore defines blogs as "mostly amateur online diaries." In terms of unique visitors, FreeRepublic.com ranked first in the first quarter, followed by DrudgeReport.com, Fleshbot.com, Gawker.com, and Fark.com. By visits, DrudgeReport came in first, followed by Fark.com, FreeRepublic.com, Gawker.com, and Slashdot.org.

"ComScore found that blog visitors represent a demographically attractive advertising audience. Blog visitors are disproportionately likely to be affluent, young, and broadband-enabled," reads the study, published this week.
This is bad news for Fed Ex and their fellow ilksters. Corporate America spends more time snarling at us rather than courting us. For we bloggers are at the center of this! Readers of blogs can't read blogs unless bloggers blog. Try repeating that line three times, fast!

Of course, right wing blogs are heavily visited because there is a paucity of multiple blogs. Namely, the left has the joy of many choices. For example, Atrios and Kos exist but all the auxilary spin offs surround them in a great cloud of blogging. Liberals tend to be pickers and choosers rather than followers. This is why competition to make liberal blogs look good and be user-friendly is so ferocious. I, for example, used to visit a great number of liberal blogs but have stopped doing so except reluctantly because of bad graphics or template or some such. Namely, I can afford to be very choosy now.

Drudge, for example, was a simplistic site built up to funnel trash. It remains ugly and squat. It is of interest to the right wing because it is a Rove funnel and this is where they get their marching orders, namely, how to frame today's news. They then repeat this information to each other in group brain washing sessions at the Freeper site. They are so insecure, they can't argue with anyone and any dissention is ruthlessly eliminated.

Why anyone would want to read repeat indoctrination is beyond me. But then, on the left, we attack trolls, eliminating them only if they mess up the ability to comment via service attacks or other destructive measures such as harrassing posters at home or pretending to be another poster so they can defame them.

An unpleasant crew.
Proof of the rising popularity of blogs is that about 50 million U.S. Internet users (about 30 percent of all U.S. Internet users) visited blog sites in the first quarter of 2005, up 45 percent compared with 2004's first quarter, according to the study.

The most popular type of blog is the political one, according to the study, which was sponsored by blogging software and service vendor Six Apart and by blog publisher Gawker Media.
Hey! We are popular! And no wonder. America is very divided. Bush, the "uniter," turned out--astonishing!--to be a huge divider. Because of this and because the mainstream media meddles about, waxing and waning, whining and dining, no one wants to listen to them anymore.

The spoiled rotten right want to be Thumper the Chest Bunny Rabbits. They want to sound big and manly and strong while they hide at home, obviously, with lots of money stashed under their Game Boys. On the other hand, I bet most of them don't "head their households" but rather are in school and mommy pays the rent. And they have plenty of money to spend thanks to her.

They are prime customers of corporate America. The lefties don't interest corporate America because we are rather angry with them and so we won't reward them by falling for their advertizing blitzes. So corporate America will aim all their firepower at the "buy Coors Beer and be a man, not a you-know-what" crowd.

Anyway, welcome to my blog. We are the elite of the elite!

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