Blogger population on the rise in China

December 27th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): A report on blog development in China has revealed that one in four Internet users has a blog, with the activity especially popular among students and young office staff.

The report has come after China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) surveyed 1,862 Internet users in late November, reports China Daily.

Extrapolating from this sample, CNNIC calculated that 47 million Chinese have blogged, more than one fourth of the 180 million people who have surfed the net in China.

However, it was found that many blogs have gone blank, with only a persistent 36 percent keeping their sites updated.

According to the report, the active blogger population has doubled almost every year, with registered blog spaces exceeding 33 million in 2006.

The survey showed that a large proportion of Chinese bloggers are students, as more than 30 percent of them earned less than 500 yuan each month or had no income at all.

It was also found that about 23 percent earned 1,500 to 3,000 yuan, which is the monthly entry-level salary of many white-collar employees in China. (ANI)

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