Sifry is doing another series – the first of which looks at some overall growth figures of the Blogging community. Here’s his summary points:
‘Technorati was tracking over 14.2 Million weblogs, and over 1.3 billion links in July 2005
The blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 months
A new blog is created about every second, there are over 80,000 created daily
About 55% of all blogs are active, and that has remained a consistent statistic for at least a year
About 13% of all blogs are updated at least weekl’
The posts later in the week will probably shed more light on the topic of the state of the blogging community – I’m especially interested in what they’ve got to say about the rise of fake blogs which in my anecdotal evidence seems to be an increasing problem.