Tuesday, September 06, 2005


That's another word I usually don't associate with people spreading out within a particular country, but it's being used more frequently now to describe the way residents of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans are having to craft new lives (whether temporary or permanent) elsewhere in the nation. Diaspora is usually something associated with an ethnic group like Jews, Ukrainians, or Armenians, but now it may be said of New Orleanians who've picked up and may not return, even after the city becomes inhabitable again.
In another trend, according to BlogPulse, it appears that on or around Friday, about 6% of all blog posts (and probably more) mentioned New Orleans and/or Katrina, but that trend seems to have peaked and dropped off somewhat to about 3% as of yesterday.

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