State of the Blogosphere, October 2005

David Sifry of Technorati posted the State of the Blogosphere as of October 2005. While it’s true, the data and graphs are referring to the blogs monitored by Technorati only, the information resulted are pretty interesting.

  • the blogosphere doubled again in the beginning of October, reaching 19.6 Million weblogs
  • the scary splog (spam blogs) phenomenon seems to be not that scary, at least not yet, with only 2 to 8 percent of new weblogs fake or spam blogs
  • London bombings and Katrina keep the top posting days in history so far, each with numbers of daily posts more than double than the US Election day last year, and Live 8 event is placed third.
  • 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
  • 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

You can find the link to the full PPT file presented by Sifry at the Web 2.0 on October 6, 2005, here.

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