Table 7-5
"Most-linked-to" subjects in the new media, by topic area: 2009 and 2010
(Percent)
 
Topic area Blogs 2009
(n = 235)
Blogs 2010
(n = 256)
Twittera 2009
(n = 132)
Twittera 2010
(n = 255)
 
Science, space, and technology 17 12 48 38
Environment 4 4 4 2
Health and medicine 8 6 6 1
 

n = number of subjects coded

aTwitter content analysis for 2009 based on 6 months starting June 15; analysis for 2010 based on 12 months.

NOTE: Data reflect percentage of "most-linked-to" subjects in a given week, based on content analysis of news-focused blogs and social media sites.

SOURCE: Project for Excellence in Journalism, New Media Index, special tabulations (17 February 2011), http://www.journalism.org/commentary_backgrounder/new_media_index_methodology, accessed 11 February 2011.

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