Blogospheric pressure check

Blogospheric pressure check

Summary: Technorati's David Sifry offers his state of the blogosphere. The summary: The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half monthsTechnorati now tracks over 27.

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Technorati's David Sifry offers his state of the blogosphere. The summary: 

  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half months
  • Technorati now tracks over 27.2 Million blogs
  • 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

As you might expect, major events result in massive blogging spikes.

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  • Blogospheric pressure check

    That's a massive amount of information. Even though I appreciate that one person's trash is another's treasure, I have to wonder how much of it has value to anyone other than the blogger. I suppose that if even a very small circle appreciates a blog, it has value.

    The question I keep asking myself is how I can effectively and efficiently find the specific things I'd like to read. Suggestions anyone?
    CJWertz