Part of the article:
"WEBLOGS ARE PERSONAL INTERNET sites organized chronologically and updated regularly, sometimes several times a day. Growing from a tiny underground Internet community only three years ago, there are now more than 1 million Weblogs and online journals, estimates Mark Kraft, business manager for LiveJournal.com."
Not in the article, but what I found from a Directory search:
At least 1,000 users of LiveJournal live in Rhode Island - it could be more, because not everyone lists where they are from. I personally think that this article will boost LJ's user numbers even more in this area.