Technorati – State of the Blogosphere, February 2006

Taken from the superb Technorati blog. Please read the full details for yourself.

Ok I know this is old news. I know. But I want it recorded here so that we can look back on it. 🙂

Half of all blogs actively use tagging!

Tagging

1.2 million posts per day and 50,000 per hour!

Posts per day

2.7 million bloggers update their blogs at least weekly
New blogs per day

Technorati currently tracks 27.2 million weblogs, and the blogosphere we track continues to double about every 5.5 months
Number of blogs per day

People are still paying a lot of attention to mainstream media stalwarts like The New York Times, CNN, and The Washington Post but here come the bloggers.

MSM vs blogs

Technorati 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
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