- 63.7% of users reported sharing their photos online which represents a 7% increase.
- 55.4% of respondents reported that they read an online journal or blog which represents a 7% increase over last year.
- 17.3% reported that they create their own online blog which is 3% higher than last year.
- 26.3% of users reported that they are using online social or professional networking tools which represents a 13% increase.
- 26.1% of users reported that they subscribe to RSS feed which represents a 19% increase over last year.
Interestingly, Lifehacker, a Dutch weblog, reports that in their Dutch audiences, typically only 2% uses RSS feeds, so that may be an indication indeed that either Dutch audiences or non- techsoup audiences use web tools much less than these respondents.
I also wondered about the 55 % reading blogs, but only 26% use RSS feeds. Does that mean they use email subscriptions or visit the blog every now and then? Or that they click on a blog when it shows up in an online search?
Another remarkable thing to me was that 80% watch/listen to video or audio files for personal purposes, and 49% for professional purposes. This is quite high I believe!
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