Blogging in Georgia is a lonely pursuit

Aug 19, 2011
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Despite a dramatic increase over the past few years in the number of Georgian blogs, only a small percentage of the population knows what a blog actually is.

The results of a survey conducted by ACT, a market research and consulting company based in Georgia, indicated that 92.1% of the population do not know what a blog is.

1000 residents from Tbilisi and the surrounding area took part in the survey which also discovered that less than 1% of the population has personal blogs. Moreover, the majority of blogs in the country read like personal diaries and don’t reflect political and social issues.

About 725 people are members of the Georgian Bloggers group on Facebook, meanwhile, an aggregator of Georgian blogs that worked successfully for a year with over 800 registrants, was recently disbanded due to technical and financial problems.

About the Author

Elza Ketsbaia

Elza Ketsbaia has served as Transition’s country manager for Georgia for three years. She is an experienced journalist with stints in broadcast journalism at Radio Ucnobi and the Georgian Public Broadcaster. She holds a master’s degree from the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management.
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