Blogs Growing

Jeff Jarvis passes on word of the phenomenal growth of weblogs:

Technorati, as many will report today, just passed 3 million blogs tracked (our equivalent of 300 million burgers served) at a rate of 15,000 new blogs per day. Technorati founder Dave Sifry reports that of these, 1.65 million are updated actively. . . . Technorati is seeing more than 275,000 posts every day; three blogs are updated every second.

He also provides this graphic:

Impressive indeed. Certainly, the Power Law would seem to make it hard for a new blog to get much notice in that crowded field. But it happens fairly regularly. Many of the top 50 blogs on the Ecosystem didn’t exist when I got started.

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