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Sunday, April 15, 2007

State of the Blogosphere/Live Web

Technorati posts the latest State of the Blogosphere :

-70 million weblogs
-About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or...
-1.4 new blogs every second
-3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
-Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
-1.5 million posts per day, or...
-17 posts per second
-Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
-22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 - up from 12 in the prior quarter
-Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%
-English second at 33%
-Chinese third at 8%
-Italian fourth at 3%
-Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
-English the most even in postings around-the-clock
-Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
-35% of all February 2007 posts used tags
-2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February

Slowing in the doubling of the size of the blogosphere. This shouldn't be surprising, as we're dealing with the law of large numbers - it takes a lot more growth to double from 35 million blogs to 70 million (which took about 320 days) than when it doubled from 5 million to 10 million blogs (which took about 180 days).

Slowing in growth in the rate of posts created per day; while there are spikes in blog posts during times of significant world crisis -- for instance, last summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah -- the overall trend is that posting volume is growing more slowly, at about 1.5 million postings per day. That's about 17 posts per second. In October 2006, Technorati was tracking about 1.3 million postings per day, about 15 posts per second.

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Oakie said...

Thanks, Fascinating numbers :)

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