Still working some kinks out on this feature, but feel free to try it. Click “account” and then “end survey,” then go to “manage survey data” and flip some of the graphs over to “public.”

You’ll then be able to publish results like these, for the weblog.

New data posted for bloggers to see. Log in and click “account” or go to Anybody know what percent of US population uses Mac versus PC? Seems Mac users are over-represented in blogosphere. (And, true to the Mac/PC ads’ stereotypes, more so among Dems than Republicans.)

OK, data posted for cars, cable vs. DSL; as with yesterday’s gusher, only bloggers can access these chunks of data for now.

The data is still jelling, but we’ve decided to release some preview slices for things like flossing, commutes and pet preferences. Here’s an aggregate view of those answers. You can see this data for individual blogs by clicking on the icons on the front page.

Blogs who have more than 20 responses to their own surveys can log in, click “account” and see data for age, sex, income, location, education level, party affiliations, party preferences, ethnicity, religion and, to wash all that dry data down, beer preferences. (Right now, this core data is locked private until the survey is completed so results don’t skew ongoing surveys.)


May 11th, 2007 by Henry Copeland

We’re playing around with badges that bloggers could use to link to their stats pages. Here are some ideas. Any preferences or suggestions?








As the business of news becomes commoditized, it’s possible the only media jobs remaining in America are those in which unique context and voice — blogging! — can’t be transplanted.


May 10th, 2007 by Henry Copeland

You may have noticed that we passed the 100k survey responses mark earlier today. Thank to those 100,000 people and to the 600-odd bloggers who have so far sent their readers along.

Tomorrow we turn on data breakouts for some fun questions: when did you start reading blogs, do you floss regularly, your average round-trip commute and cats or dogs?

If your blog has these graphs set to “public,” they’ll be available via the front page, your account interface or at a URL like

Here’s a preview for graphs of responses to the Blogads blog.

After that’s working smoothly, we’ll turn on individual blogger access to his/her own blog survey results.

Everybody’s got a different style for asking readers to take the survey. As you’d expect from great bloggers, Andy Towle and Max Sawicky both had very different appeals to their readers.

Want to take the reader survey for the BRP’s own blog? Go express your own blog reader demographics.