Jessamyn West posts about a survey put out by UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Info & Library Science. They’re gathering data about bloggers’ habits and perceptions, with an eye to preserving blog content permanently.
It’s an interesting question — many blogs certainly fall into the category of journalism, and would be as useful as newspaper archives for historians and researchers. On the other hand, many bloggers post casually and treat the medium as ephemeral. Twitter takes that approach to the extreme.
In any case, I’m curious to see what the UNC folks make of the results.