Dreiteiler von Dave Sivry (Gründer von Technorati.com) über den momentanen Status der Blogosphäre. Der Vorteil für den guten Mann: Er sitzt ja gerade wegen Technorati wie eine Spinne im Netz und dürfte damit einen recht guten Überblick haben.
Technorati is now tracking over 7.8 million weblogs, and 937 million links. That’s just about double the number of weblogs tracked in October 2004. In fact, the blogosphere is doubling in size about once every 5 months. It has already done so at this pace four times, which means that in the last 20 months, the blogosphere has increased in size by over 16 times.
On average, Technorati is tracking about 500,000 posts per day, which is about 5.8 posts per second. In October 2004, we were seeing about 400,000 posts per day
There is power in the conversations going on around you, and not necessarily from the places that you’d ordinarily expect. Companies that work in conjunction with the trends going on in the long tail: e.g. fostering peoples voices, listening to and incorporating their comments and feedback, and fostering a community have a tremendous opportunity awaiting them