The Hypothetical Entrepreneur – The Blogosphere

From Adam Scouse:

Three months have passed since I was introduced to the blogosphere.

Since my time contributing to it began, I have completely ignored reading others' blogs while trying to write my own.  This week I decided it would be a good time to find out how people around me actually use blogs.

I took a few steps around my residence hall to find out if college students were reading blogs and if so, what were they reading.  Here is what I found:

Sports – An old roommate, Kevin Lancaster, pointed out to me that he uses blogs to track the progress of his favorite NFL players as well as make decisions about his fantasy football team.  He was even interested in it enough to start his own baseball blog.

Music – Hall mate Billy Endean suggested using blogs to share opinions about musical releases or following a favorite band. 

Technology – Psychology major Richard Yentes told me about using blogs to follow recently developed computer technologies as well as gaming.  His favorite was Lifehacker.com.

Current Events – Family members had mentioned to me using blogs to track the war in Iraq.  Research pulled up interesting and highly popular military men and women blogs.  MSNBC recognized the new trend and wrote an article about the effect of blogs in the military a few years ago.

Gaming – Next door neighbor and video-gamer Cory Wright let me know about his use of blogs to find out about up-and-coming games and the current buzz around new releases.   

So people read these things after all…

You can follow the full series of posts by Adam Scouse for Handshake 2.0 at The Hypothetical Entrepreneur.

Adam Scouse is an intern for Handshake 2.0, a member company of business acceleration centerVT KnowledgeWorks, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, a technology park, a research park, and a science park on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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