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Mapping the Diversity of the Blogosphere

A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a survey on the diversity of niche bloggers. The results of the survey appear at Mapping the Diversity of the Blogosphere: A Bloggasm Case Study. Interesting stuff.

Here's a sampling of the results:

The Blogosphere as a whole: (These are the results if you add all the niches together)

Male: 74%
Female: 26%
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White/Caucasian/European: 73%
Black/African: 9%
Asian: 10%
Middle Eastern/Arab: 1%
Latino/Hispanic: 6%
Native American: 1%

Law/Legal Blogs:

Male: 74%
Female: 26%
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White/Caucasian/European: 94%
Latino/Hispanic: 6%

Interesting that both categories show an identical ratio of male to female - 3 to 1. I wonder how many other law library bloggers were surveyed. Given that librarianship is a female dominated profession, I suspect that many - at least half? - of law library bloggers are women.

The author finds that the only niches where females outnumbered males were Sex Blogs, Gossip/Fashion Blogs, Feminist Blogs, and Food Blogs. The first category comes as a surprise to me.