Blogosphere Continues to Grow

Posted on February 6, 2006

Technorati's CEO David Sifry says "The State of the Blogosphere is Strong" in his latest "State of the Blogosphere" posts. One of the most interesting parts of the report is the graph that shows how blog posts spike during different events like Hurricane Katrina, London bombings and Alito confirmation.
We track about 1.2 Million posts each day, which means that there are about 50,000 posts each hour. At that rate, it is literally impossible to read everything that is relevant to an issue or subject, and a new challenge has presented itself -- how to make sense out of this monstrous conversation, and how to find the most interesting and authoritative information out there.
The protests and riots over the Mohammed Cartoons is well on its way to creating another spike in blog posts. Sifry's post also included this summary of statistics and trends.
  • 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