Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Unbelievable growth of the blogosphere -- like Moore's Law on steroids


According to Technorati founder and CEO David Sifry, Technorati tracked its 50-millionth blog on July 31. I won't try to summarize his report, other than to say the blogosphere has been doubling roughly every six months. Just go here and read it.
Technorati has been tracking the blogosphere, or world of weblogs, since November 2002, and I'm constantly amazed at the growth over the years. The blogosphere has been doubling in size every 6 months or so. It is over 100 times bigger than it was just 3 years ago.

Whenever I write about these statistics, I'm always asked by people, "Can it continue to grow this quickly?" Frankly, I can't possibly imagine it continuing to grow at this pace - after all, there are only so many human beings in the world! It has to slow down.
What can I say? Double a few more times and we won't even have enough people left to fight the Forever War in the Middle East. Everyone will be hunched over a keyboard.

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