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European Blogosphere Stats (Campus Party Europe Presentation)

Last April I participated in the coordination of the Bloggers area of the Campus Party Europe in Madrid. This was possible thanks to Jonan Basterra and Marcos Morales the masterminds behind Pixel y Dixel.

Beyond the great experience of spending a few days in a super-geeky event, I also had the opportunity to prepare with Jonan this study about the perception of the European Blogosphere based on the responses given by European bloggers invited to Campus Party Europe. This is not a scientific work, it is fully subjective but still bears a lot of interesting information that prompted a very interesting debate with my copresenter Ben Hammersley and with the audience.

The presentation starts by giving some numbers to make it easier to understand and manage the magnitudes of the numbers we talk about. It then dives into the responses given to the survey, which for me raises a lot of questions, and that really helped to spark the debate.

The presentation was broadcasted live by the event organizers, but I have not been able to find that video. Luckily, the people of Puntotic recorded the conference on their own and shared it with the world.


The European Blogosphere – Presentation Transcript


  1. The European Blogosphere??

    Campus Party Europe 2010

    Monday, May 17 2010

  2. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

  3. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

    ??? 306.050.595 people
    ??? 1 country
    ??? 1 national language

  4. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

    ??? 450.000.000
    native speakers

  5. Blogs in Europe

    ??? 15-20 million blogs*

    * Estimate??

  6. Blogs in Europe

    ??? 15-20 million blogs
    More active countries

    ??? France
    ??? United Kingdom
    ??? Poland
    ??? Spain
    ??? Finland

  7. The blogosphere??debate

    ??? Nicole Simon, Cruel to Be Kind. Interview by Jean-Yves Huwart for GlobeCorp


  8. TOP European??blogs??

    6 Political, 4 Tech

    3 English, 3 Spanish, 2 German, 1 Italian & 1 French

  9. Top 50 European blogs (Alianzo)
  10. Iain Dale’s Diary
  11. Netzpolitik.org
  12. L’espresso blog

  13. #cpartyeu Survey??

  14. Subject of the European blogs

    others 7%

    Gossip&Celebrities ??17%


    Technology 49%??

  15. Age of European blogs

    < 1 year ??6%

    > 1 year 6%

    > 4 years 34%

    > 2 years 27%

    > 3 years 26%

  16. Professional Bloggers:??Are there bloggers in??your country that make a??living blogging?

    I???m Not sure 18%

    NO 13%


  17. Are there blog networks in your country?

    I don???t know????32%


    NO 13%??

  18. Are blogs anonymous or signed by authors with their real name?

    anonymous (alias) ??32%

    real name??68%

    lunes 17 de mayo de 2010

  19. Gender division:??Women in the blogosphere???

    women ??30%

    men 70%

  20. Evolution of blogs in??Europe:??Blogging is???

    Booming 40%??

    Stable 52%

    Deteriorating 8%

  21. Blog domains:??Do European blogs have their own domain???



  22. Platform: Which blog???s CMS is??most used in Europe?

    Blogger 16%

    Others 6%??


  23. Traditional Media:??Do Newspapers, TV,??radio, etc. in your??country have blogs?

    Very few do??15%

    None do 2%

    Most do 37%

    Some do??46%

  24. Blogger Meetings???Are there blogger??meetings or blogger??events often in your??country?

    NO 25%??


  25. Bloggers in social media > bloggers also??use:






  26. Evolution of blogs in Europe

    ??? Downward trend 2009
    ??? Upward trend early 2010

    ??? Social Networks??

  27. Evolution of blogs in Europe

    ??? Page views no longer relevant: impact of social networks.

    ??? Networked in???uence

  28. Thank You! ??Muchas gracias!
    Survey & Work made

    Jonan Basterra @Pixel_Jonan

    Ram??n Su??rez @ramonsuarez

Design Innovation & Future of Internet: Paul Bennet & Ben Hammersley at Campus Party Europe

The Digital Creativity area of Campus Party Europe could not have had a better start. This morning Paul Bennet and Ben Hammersley have given two very interestin presentations about design innovation and the future of Internet. These are the highlights I have retained:

Paul Bennet “Design Innovation”

IDEO’s journey current stage is Framing: design redefines the challenges facing organizations.

Design is about change, impact and optimism.

Now dealing with bigger issues: design of everyday life, social interactions & behaviors, countries and societies.

Design with, not for.

Quick test to see if in good path (function) then design.

It is not about Can Do it is about Should Do. Does it make sense?

Not fan of big ideas (complicated) , fan of small ideas.

Obsessed with learning

Ben Hammersley, “Redefyning everything”

Geeks won:we are popular now.

We can see this just by measuring the amount of screens around us: ???glowin rectangles everywhere???.

Screens that don’t interact are broken. Anything that is flat is a screen. People want to interact with everything.

Anything is remixable, reusable.

Geeks Kill Industries: travel, music, movie distribution, newspapers…

New geeks will kill the old geeks

New revolution is not in hardware is about doing cool stuff on the Internet.

Data becomes all important.

Borders are increasingly weird: it doesn’t really matter where we are

x-shifting is the norm

Anything that’s not based on this last three elements is dead-

Internet is not going to go away.

Ramon’s Madrid Top 10 Eating and Drinking Spots

Here’s the list of my favorite places to eat and drink in Madrid, my much loved hometown. They are all either in the center of the city or within a short bus ride. There are a hell of a lot more good places and you will see that the city is very lively around socializing in bars and restaurants, and above all night life.

  1. My favorite restaurant to eat traditional typical food (like my grandma would cook it) is Casa Ciriaco (C/ Mayor 84.)
  2. The best fried cod tapas in Madrid are served at?? La Revuelta (C/ Latoneros 3.)
  3. For more modern tapas and very close to La Revuelta the best place is?? Casa Lucas (Cava Baja 30 ). It is very lively around this street and the Cava Alta, especially on Sundays’ early afternoon. The area is known as La Latina.??
  4. By Casa Lucas you will find a very good typical restaurant: Casa Lucio (Cava Baja 35.)
  5. Not in the center but excellent for quality Gallician food is the restaurant Pazo Coru??a (C/ de P??o Baroja, 6). It is fully worth the trip, but watch out for their enormous servings.
  6. For the truly greasy, cheap and excellent experience which is also?? typical from Madrid you should try the fried calamari sandwiches served in the bars located in the alleys that lead to the Plaza Mayor.
  7. There’s a new tapas and wine space with many different stands In the old market Mercado de San Miguel (Pza. de San Miguel), right by Plaza Mayor.
  8. For an extraordinary cocido (Madrid’s chick-pea casserole) and not far from the center you should go to La Daniela (C/ General Pardi??as 21). Don’t try this if you are not hungry!??
  9. A good andalousian and traditional wine bar is La Venencia (C/ Echegaray 7) There’s not much to eat, except for Mojama and fried almonds, but you can taste excellent Fino and Manzanilla wines among others while getting a taste of what the old Madrid was like.
  10. For excellent paellas and other rice dishes, La Barraca is a must (Calle de la Reina 29.)

If you have time and can read Spanish, I recommend taking a look at the Madrid Tapas’ Guide by Pisto y Nopisto (a refined eating and drinking blog) and this very complete tapas guide.

Enjoy my top 10 and your time in Madrid :)