Monday, April 30, 2007

Bloggiest Neighborhoods

outside.in has just released their study of 3,000 neighborhoods and listed the ten bloggiest neighborhods in the United States. The top 10 bloggiest neighborhoods are more economically, ethnically, and racially diverse than a list of the top ten most educated or top ten most affluent neighborhoods. What is the relationship between the culture of a neighborhood and the level of blogging? Does the energy of these neighborhoods create more opportunities say something interesting or does the change and activity in a neighborhood create larger need for a community forum?

Given the emphasis on individualism, it is important to see a study that focuses on a larger level of organization than the individual and a smaller level of organization than the nation as a whole.

1 comment:

irina g said...

I would say that some of this may be explained by what Richard Florida calls the "creative classes" who are drawn to diverse neighborhoods. These people tend to be more tech savvy as well..