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More than a
third of LGBT Web users visit blogs every day

More than a
third of LGBT Web users visit blogs every day

Slightly more than one in three LGBT Web users, 36%, report visiting their favorite personal blogs daily, compared with 19% of straight people. LGBT online users also visit networking Web sites like MySpace and Friendster more than their straight counterparts. According to a national survey by Harris Interactive, 27% of LGBT adults in the country who are online said they visit the video sharing site, compared with 22% of heterosexuals. Meanwhile, 20% were likely to visit, compared with 13% of heterosexuals.

A national survey of 2,451 adults over 18 in the United States conducted November 13-20 showed that gays spend more overall time online than straight people.

Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck-Combs Communications, who worked in conjunction with Harris Interactive on the poll, said the results are consistent with earlier findings. "Gays and lesbians have shown their need to build and maintain an early and major presence on the Web that translates directly into significant market opportunities. Social networks also appear to be second nature for the gay and lesbian consumer." (The Advocate)

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