Friday, February 22, 2008

Blogs and the Blogosphere: and the
One Thousandth Post on "Apathetic Lemming of the North"

This is my thousandth blog post on "Apathetic Lemming of the North: A good enough reason to put several links about the Internet and the blogosphere in one post.

I'd hoped to find some up-to-date information about how many blogs there are now, but what I found was a information that's a few years old. Either people have stopped trying to keep track of the blogosphere's population, or this isn't one of my better days: maybe both.

Here's what I found:
"Yahoo cites huge potential online ad market in declining Microsoft’s bid" InternetRetailer.com (February 19, 2008)

It looks like there are one billion (American definition: 1,000,000,000) people using the Internet these days. That's a lot of people.
"Measuring the Impact of Blogs Requires More Than Counting" Wall Street Journal (May 26, 2005)

There were tens of millions of blogs in 2005: about 3.5 million of which were active; with between 350,000 and 900,000 posts per day.

4 comments:

Jamie said...

I'm sure there are so many blogs out there that they simply lost count. :)

I hope all has been well and your weekend was great!

Javi said...

One thousand posts! Wow, that's an achievement. :)

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Jamie,

It was. Grilling burgers, having a family around me: 'great' is just about the only option.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Javi,

Thanks: Now, for the next milestone. Whatever that will be.

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