Thursday, March 22, 2007

Characteristics of North American Bird Blogs: Image Frequency and Types

In a snap-shot examination of the prevalence and of images in North American bird blogs, I examined the contents of the most recent published post in each of 195 North American bird blogs (both active and inactive) for the presence of images. Images were classified as bird or non-bird and as photographs or other scanned images (i.e., paintings, drawings, graphs). All blogs were examined on the evening of March 21, 2007.

Just over one-half (98) of the posts examined from the 195 blogs were illustrated with images of some type. Of the 98 blog-posts with images, 88 were illustrated with photographs (73 with bird photos, 27 with non-bird photos, and 12 with a combination of bird and non-bird photos), 9 with other types of scanned images (6 bird and 3 non-bird), 1 with a bird slideshow, and 1 with a non-bird video. The 98 illustrated blog-posts contained a total of more than 250 images (mean of 2.6/post; median and mode of 1, and range of 1-20).

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  • Gender of Authors
  • Geographic Distribution
  • Month and Year Initiated
  • Technorati Ranks
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    1 Comments:

    Blogger Larry said...

    I find this information interesting.-No wonder I can't find other Connecticut bird blogs.
    I don't see any on the last survey you did.-Do you have some kind of special software to take these surveys?

    March 24, 2007 6:02 PM  

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