Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere – Feb 06

Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati, has posted some more stats about the state of the blogosphere:

* 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

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