Chapter 10. Blogs on Seven Continents

The number of blogs created every day is growing worldwide. Recent statistics by Technorati, the blog search engine, say a blog is created every second across the planet. What does the world of blogging look like, and how can it help you? Should you feel the urge to travel to parts unknown, how can the blogosphere help you?

Students of the planet can get answers from blogs. For example, what does the average Australian think of current electoral candidates? How has the isolation endured by Zimbabwe affected the people? Just how warm was it last week in Antarctica? These answers are often available in real-time in the blogosphere.

This chapter leverages the “universal language”—English (for now)—and explores ...

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