Saturday, July 23, 2005
13.3 million blogs
July 14, 2005
Scaling, performance, and plain old bug fixing
Founder & CEO, Technorati
Technorati is now tracking over 13.3 Million blogs, and 1.3 billion links. We are seeing over 900,000 posts per day on average, which means we're adding about 10 posts per second.
We’re also seeing about 80,000 new weblogs created each day. That’s more weblogs created each day than there were total when I started the service in November 2002.
And our search traffic has increased by over 40% month on month for each of the last 4 months.
The day of the london bombings we saw over 1.2 Million posts, and had an additional 30% increase in traffic as people turned to weblogs, moblogs, and other citizen’s media for instant updates on events in London, survivor accounts, and sharing of deep feelings on the tragedy.
And some businesses still adopt a cowardly "wait and see" attitude.
And some continue to ask "when will blogs be mainstream?"
Blogs are the biggest communications revolution since the printing press, and many analysts are saying it goes far beyond even that Gutenberg innovation.
Blogs: the first global, universal publishing system in history.
Not everyone can own a printing press, radio tower, or television station.
But anyone who can type, read, access an internet connected computer, and get on the web can have a blog.
We're the winners. Bloggers are taking over the media, especially since the tragic London bombings. Citizen Journalism is skyrocketing now.
The future is here. Welcome to it.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 7/23/2005 03:09:00 PM