How many people know what a blog is? Or know what blogging means? Turns out it’s not that many. According to a survey in UK , a large percentage of Brits have no clue what a blog is. The survey asked taxi drivers, pub landlords, and hairdressers and the results indicate that 90 % had no idea what a podcast is and 70 % had never heard of blogging. The survey asked these people because they are usually a good "barometer of popular trends".
More people seem to recognize the word dogging instead of blogging. And to be honest, dogging might be more entertaining. For those who don’t know, dogging is crowds watching exhibitionist couples have sex and sometimes join in. All done in a semi-public place. That sounds a lot more interesting than blogging.:-))
I occasionally ask friends if they know what a blog is and the answer is usually no. When I give them the address to my site I refer to "my website" instead of "my blog". Otherwise they would just be too confused. It’s very easy to forget that that most people are not knowledgeable about internet at all. Although blogs are very popular today, at least among some groups of people, it’s clear it will take long before it will be a household phrase. Why can’t every one be a geek?:-) Now excuse me, I’m gonna go and do some dogging.
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