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Dave Sifry's Techno Dance Continues

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Dave Sifry, the urbane and witty CEO of blog-tracker Technorati, produced his State of the Blogosphere last week. And as usual the figures are mind-boggling.

"Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size every 200 days, or about once every 6 and a half months. That means things have slowed somewhat - the rate of doubling has increased by about half a month to once every seven months.

What I found so interesting in these numbers is that the graph has stayed so flat in the range of 150-200 day doublings for so long. From January 2004 until July 2006, almost two and a half years later, the number of blogs that Technorati tracks has continued to double every 5-7 months.

Can this possibly continue? Will I be posting about the 100 Millionth blog tracked in February of 2007? I can't imagine that things will continue at this blistering pace - it has got to slow down. After all, that would mean that there will be more bloggers around in 7 months than there are bloggers around in total today. I shake my head as I am writing this - the only thing still niggling at my brain is that I'd have been perfectly confident making the same statement 7 months ago when we had tracked our 25 Millionth blog, and I've just proven myself wrong."

"As of July 2006, about 175,000 new weblogs were created each day, which means that on average, there are more than 2 blogs created each second of each day.

One of the most interesting statistics that has changed since the last State of the Blogosphere is that English has retaken the lead as the #1 language of the blogosphere. However, it's not by much - the Japanese blogosphere has grown substantially as well.

In April, English edged out Japanese with 34% of all postings to 33% of all postings, with Chinese taking the #3 spot with 14% of all postings."

Amazing stats huh? Read the full report here at State of the Blogosphere

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Reader Comments (7)

I wonder how many of those blogs relate to spam and religious god bothering?
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermushroom
Didn't you read the rest of it? Quite a lot of them are spam.
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLes Miserable
"70% of pings are from known spam sources". 8% of blogs are spam and mid-week it spikes to 30%.
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLes Miserable
send in the singing Vikings.. "Spam.. spam..spam.. spam..."
I hate spam, unless I am writing it.. of course.
I think all spammers should have to send me a dollar.. that's right one dollar to revamp my
<a href="http://www.delorumrex1.blogspot.com">Kitten climbing posts and Webhosting service </a>bass, closed striker As the Ninja picked up him doom fairy and bled.
See I write spam better than most..
anyway, Mal.. it has been a while, so I raise my glass and say..
Yabbos, yabbos, here's to your fuck!
<br>Be good pally!
August 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDeRex
Hey mal you freak.. I saw a blog today that gets many many more thousands of hits per month than we do..
he uses this
<a href="http://www.blogexplosion.com/index.php?ref=delorumrex"><img src="http://banners.blogexplosion.com/button2.gif" width=88 height=32 border=0></a>
check it out..
September 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDeRex
September 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDeRex
Don't these people know how to apply a spam blocker for their blogs? In Blogger, all you have to do to block spam and other silliness seems to apply a word verification check to your comments settings, so that you cannot receive automated spam postings... so, NO MORE SPAM!!! YAY!!!

(Yummo to the real Spam though: wonder how it would taste with Vegemite - the Aussie variation? hehe)

Nice motto too - "bloggito ergo sum" - may I pinch it for my blog? lol
September 14, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Pedersen

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