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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

State of the Blogosphere 2006

Technorati founder and CEO David Sifry, who compiles a periodic State of the Blogosphere report on his blog, reports that the blogosphere continues to grow at a rapid pace. He notes that Technorati now tracks 27.2 million blogs -- 60 times more than three years ago -- and that the number of blogs doubles about every 5.5 months. 2.7 million blogs are updated at least weekly.

As of January 2006, Technorati estimates that 75,000 new blogs, or approximately one blog every second, come online every day. Of these, half are still kept current three months later.

Technorati currently tracks 1.2 million blog posts per day, or 50,000 posts each hour. The frequency of postings fluctuates, largely based on current events that bloggers write about, though the overall trend is upward. In 2005, posts spiked on the death of Terry Schiavo, the revelation of the identity of "Deep Throat," the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the London bombings, Hurricane Katrina, and the hearings for the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

Source: BuzzMachine