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State of the Blogosphere for Feb 2006; Part I

Technorati has released the State of the Blogosphere for 2006, at least the first part of it – what’s been going on, how fast it’s growing, where it’s headed and how much spam there actually is out there.

Technorati is a blog / web indexing service that keeps track of what’s going on in the blogosphere – who’s linking to whom, who’s tagging which, and who’s updating what. So I found it pretty cool how they released the first State of the Blogosphere for 2006. Part I.

In summary:

* 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

You can read the State of the Blogosphere for early 2006 here.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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