Exponential Growth of Blogospheric Proportions

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The blogosphere is big . . . and it’s getting bigger. According to today’s post by David Sifry of Technorati, who periodically issues reports tracking the growth of the blogosphere:

  • As of October 2005, Technorati is now tracking 19.6 Million weblogs
  • The total number of weblogs tracked continues to double about every 5

    months

  • The blogosphere is now over 30 times as big as it was 3 years ago, with no

    signs of letup in growth

  • About 70,000 new weblogs are created every day
  • About a new weblog is created each second
  • 2% – 8% of new weblogs per day are fake or spam weblogs
  • Between 700,000 and 1.3 Million posts are made each day
  • About 33,000 posts are created per hour, or 9.2 posts per second
  • An additional 5.8% of posts (or about 50,000 posts/day) seen each day are

    from spam or fake blogs, on average

Sifry says that a big growth area for blogs is China. Also note his estimate that between 2% to 8% of new blogs are splogs, which are the fake spam blogs I just posted about.

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