State of the Blogosphere, February 2006
4 months after the last State of the Blogosphere report, here are some interesting facts taken from feb 6th and 14th reports:
– Blogging and Mainstream Media continue to share attention in blogger’s and reader’s minds, but bloggers are climbing higher on the “big head” of the attention curve, with some bloggers getting more attention than sites including Forbes, PBS, MTV, and the CBC.
– Continuing down the attention curve, blogs take a more and more significant position as the economics of the mainstream publishing models make it cost prohibitive to build many nice sites and media
– Bloggers are changing the economics of the trade magazine space, with strong entries covering WiFi, Gadgets, Internet, Photography, Music, and other nice topic areas, making it easier to thrive, even on less aggregate traffic.
– 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
also, see this graphic about the usage of Mainstream Media vs blogs,