The State of the Blogosphere

Thanks to Cory Doctorow fot this one. (Cory is the author of the world's most popular Blog, Boing Boing). And it is easy to see why his Blog is so popular; he is so damn prolific (even during the Easter break!).


From Boing Boing 

Dave Sifry, the founder of Technorati, has posted the latest in his quarterly series of infoporny statistical tracking of blogs, which he calls the "State of the Blogosphere." Technorati indexes all the blogs it can find — which is most of the public blogs on the Internet — and organizes, indexes, and republishes them as feeds, watchlists, and trendspotting reports.

In the first part of this quarter's roundup, Dave covers off the increased, never-ending growth of the blogosphere — more blogs, more posts, and lots more spam. Also: bloggers type more about new technology products than they do about the State of the Union address.

* Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs
* The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
* It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
* On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
* 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
* Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour



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