Friday, 22 May 2009

Tribute to The Oldest Blogger in the World!

The oldest active blogger in the world, 97 year old Spanish María Amelia López, born in 1911 passed away on May 20, 2009. 

Her blog was started when her grandson set up a blog for his 95-year old granny as a birthday present. Her site was getting over 1,5 million visitors – a dream for millions of bloggers worldwide.

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When I'm on the Internet, I forget about my illness. The distraction is good for you - being able to communicate with people. It wakes up the brain, and gives you great strength. - Maria Amelia Lopez

Not only her ancient origins, but her raspy sense of humour as she shared her insights of the process of getting old made her an Internet celebrity. Recalling her tales of opposing the Franco regime and giving her take on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, this granny became a celebrity such that the Spanish Prime Minister José Zapatero had to get photographed with her.

Some people really are late bloomers. The Internet has lost another great “personality”.

Currently, the oldest blogger in the world is 111 year old Brazilian-born Bernardo la Pallo. His blog has very sane and valuable advice on how lead a good life, longer Age Less, Live More!

The Youngest Blogger in the World

There is going to be a fierce debate about this title. 

There is even a blog dedicated to discovering the youngest blogger in the world. 

This blog suggest that Lewis Chew from Malaysia, is the youngest blogger at the age of 2. No, not years but months!

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What Kind of People Blog Globally

According to Technorati the people who research much about blogger and Internet behaviour, this can be said about blogger demographics worldwide in 2008:
  • 50% of bloggers are 18-34
  • Bloggers more affluent and educated than the general population
  • 70% have college degrees
  • Four in ten have an annual household income of $75 000+
  • One in four have an annual household income of $100 000+
  • 44% are parents
  • Two-thirds are male

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Only 7.1% of bloggers are over 51 years of age, according to Sysomos, a Marketware company.

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It is no surprise that the largest percentage of bloggers by population are from USA. Very significant is the low percentage of bloggers from Australia, another English speaking country. The percentages look like this:

  • USA - 29.22%
  • UK - 6.75%
  • Japan - 4.88%
  • Brazil - 4.19%
  • Canada - 3.93%
  • Germany - 3.34%
  • Italy - 3.21%
  • Spain - 3.14%
  • France - 2.87%
  • Russia - 2.31%
  • Australia - 2.22%
  • India 2.14%

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