AUTHOR: Matt Dickman TITLE: State of the Blogosphere DATE: 2/06/2006 12:13:00 PM ----- BODY:
David Sifry, Founder and CEO of Technorati, has published his State of the Blogosphere report. His summary: * Technorati now tracks over 27.2 Million blogs * The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half 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 * 13.7 million bloggers are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created * Spings (Spam Pings) can sometimes account for as much as 60% of the total daily pings Technorati receives * Sophisticated spam management tools eliminate the spings and find that about 9% of new blogs are spam or machine generated * Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour * Over 81 Million posts with tags since January 2005, increasing by 400,000 per day * Blog Finder has over 850,000 blogs, and over 2,500 popular categories have attracted a critical mass of topical bloggers
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