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Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:25:53 GMT
The Blogosphere We Track

David Sifry: I continue to marvel at it, but the blogosphere continues to grow at a quickening pace. Technorati currently tracks 35.3 Million weblogs, and the blogosphere we track continues to double about every 6 months.

http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000432.html

Randy: And for the next month everybody will be saying the blogosphere is doubling every 6 months. Just one problem. Technorati recently added MySpace blogs to those they are tracking, a.k.a. another variable in the mix that means you can't equate growth in the Technorati index to growth in the blogosphere. Further, the blogosphere is made up of well over 100 million weblogs, so effectively Technorati is tracking what they are capable of tracking and not nearly anything. So, if you hear in the next week somebody saying "the blogosphere doubled in 6 months cause Sifry said so", then feel free to call them a liar. And if Sifry could retitle his "State of the Blogosphere" as "Technorati's inability to keep pace with the blogosphere", then I'd feel we're being more honest with ourselves.

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