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According to a recent study by UC Berkeley, African-Americans are more likely to blog than their white and Hispanic counterparts, which is an interesting finding since, as we know, the digital divide is still very real, even within our own communities where there is a marked difference along education and socio-economic lines. The study found that in 2008, an average of 17 percent of blacks were likely to blog, compared to 9 percent of whites. Says UC Berkeley doctoral candidate Jen Schradie—the study’s author and a researcher at the campus’s Berkeley Center for New Media: “While blacks are more likely to blog than whites, it doesn’t mean the digital divide is over. People with more income and education are still more likely to blog than those with just a high school education and Internet access.”

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