Affiliations: Statistical Division, United Nations Economic
Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland. E-mail:
Abstract: Blogs and wikis have been around for a while now, but not much has
been written on how statistical agencies could, should and are using them to
communicate statistical information or monitor usage of statistics. This paper
presents what is happening in the world of blogs, wikis, social networking and
other Web 2.0 applications today, how it is impacting official statistics and
what might be expected in the future.