Posted by: Marshall Sponder | March 4, 2008

Blogging good for your Social Life

A new report out says Blogging Is Good For Your Social Life: Study – I read it in TechCrunch so it must be true. Probably is true (not sure about the TechCrunch part).

“…The research, from Swinburne University of Technology found that “people felt they had better social support and friendship networks than those who did not blog” after a two month blogging period when compared to people who do not blog.

The good news also extends to users of social networking sites, with the study finding than any online interaction makes users “feel less anxious, depressed and stressed.”

So has anyone of my readers joined WAASOCIAL yet? According to the Swinburne study – that would be a good thing to do as you get the Web Analytics Association’s Social Network (anyone can join) Plus you get a blogging platform built in … so you can blog too… and also be more socially “adjusted”.

Just having fun with this – though taking a look at WAASOCIAL is a good idea – as it’s run by the WAA, a non-profit organization built around Web Analytics.

By the way, getting back to Blogs, young people read them too – a lot, and some people high up in Politics are noticing that – like Senator Charles Schumer Says Young People Read Blogs Not Newsweek or Time

Charles SchumerThe Business and Media Institute reports that New York Senator Charles Schumer sees blogs as one of the reasons the Democratic Party has been able to reach young voters. In this year’s primaries Democratic turnout has overwhelmed Republican turnout often by ratios of 2:1 or greater. Schumer says young people are reading blogs to find the news – not Newsweek or Time magazine. “Politics has become more accessible to young people,” Schumer said. “They didn’t really get into TV news the way my generation did. You know, when I was younger, the national news was sort of the national living room. That is not even close to true. Everyone read Time magazine or Newsweek. Hardly anyone does anymore.” 

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