One Blog Created Every Second
Technorati reports that a new blog is being created every second, with the total number of blogs doubling every five months.
The blogosphere is continuing to grow, with a weblog created every second, according to blog trackers Technorati. In its latest State of the Blogosphere report, it said the number of blogs it was tracking now stood at more than 14.2m blogs, up from 7.8m in March. It suggests, on average, the number of blogs is doubling every five months.
Free blogging services such as those provided by MSN Spaces, Blogger, LiveJournal, AOL Journals, WordPress and Movable Type were also growing quickly, said the report.
Thirteen percent of all blogs that Technorati tracks are updated weekly or more, said the report, and 55% of all new bloggers are still posting three months after they started.
It also pointed to the growth in moblogs, blogs to which people with camera phones automatically send pictures and text.
The sheer numbers are incredible but not necessarily meaningful; some substantial number of these are likely spam blogs designed to garner high Google rankings for various commercial keywords. That the sites actually get updated and continue in operation for three months is more impressive although, again, the numbers are likely skewed by the rise of the spam blogs.