I just saw this stat as I was searching for something for the book.
Pew said that in 2004,
2007, 53 million Americans “have used the Internet to publish their thoughts, respond to others, post pictures, share files and otherwise contribute to the explosion of content available online.”
Only 50 million Americans now buy daily newspapers.
The writers are starting to outnumber the readers.
And the readers are reading something else. Pew says that in 2006, 57 million Americans read blogs, more than read newspapers.