State of the Blogosphere,

Sifry's Alerts: State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006: This is an important p[ost as it carefully reviews the statistics for the world wide phenomenon of blogging.

Summary highlights:
* Technorati is now tracking more than 57 Million blogs.
* Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size approximately every 230 days.
* About 100,000 new weblogs were created each day, again down slightly quarter-over-quarter but probably due in part to spam fighting efforts.
* Coincident with a rise in blog posts about escalating Middle East tensions throughout the summer and fall, Farsi has moved into the top 10 languages of the blogosphere, indicating that blogging continues to play a critical role in debates about the important issues of our times.

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