Blogging Common seeks to capture and present the spirit and wisdom of the blogosphere by surveying bloggers around the globe. We are based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
We believe that blogging is no longer simply a passing phenomenon. Bloggers are everywhere: they’re your mother, your father, your classmate, your teacher, and your boss. They exist in nearly every corner of the globe. They even exist in space.
That’s where Blogging Common comes in. Although other blogger surveys exist, we are embarking on the world’s first comprehensive survey of bloggers. Our goal? To capture and present the spirit and wisdom of the blogosphere by surveying bloggers around the globe.
We are currently surveying English-speaking bloggers from around the world. Because they have been selected randomly, the bloggers come from diverse backgrounds and a number of different countries.
Our hope is to discover what makes bloggers tick: Why do they blog? What do they blog about? What are their political views? Their aspirations, their worries, their hopes and dreams? By conducting a series of surveys on a broad range of topics with bloggers around the globe, we hope to tap into the knowledge and experience of some of the world’s most active Internet users and find out where bloggers stand on important issues related to society, free expression, and a number of other topics.