Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Is There Anybody Out There?

According to Derek Gordon, VP for marketing for Technorati, there are 109.2 million blogs out there, and 99 percent get no hits in the course of a year. "The vast majority of blogs exist in a state of total or near-total obscurity," said Gordon. Gosh. I know I have at least 4 regular readers, so I'm feeling special today. Technorati is search engine that tracks worldwide weblogs on a level with the almighty Google. This interesting fact, along with a few others, was reported in the Chicago Tribune today. Other stats:

- 5-15 percent of blogs are 'splogs', spam blogs designed to lure folks into sites with nefarious motives, spyware and general garbage. 3,000 to 7,000 new splogs are created each day.

- 109.2 million blogs means there is one blog for every 151 people on the planet, and roughly one blog for every 23 people that have Internet access.

When you can set up a blog in 5 minutes, write whatever you want anonymously and publish it worldwide in one second, this was bound to happen. Wasn't it Nostradamus who predicted computers would lead to the downfall of society?

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