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100,000 Blogs Per Day… And Growing

EVERY DAY approximately 100,000 new blogs are created and 1.3 million posts are made – according to the latest survey from tracking outfit Technorati.

A lot of people were expecting our love affair with ‘blogging’ to at least plateau and possible begin to dwindle over the years, but they’ve all been proved wrong. It looks like blogging is here to stay for the foreseeable future, which means it’s continuing to be a power to be reckoned with as well.

More than just new blogs and posts is the amazing news of blogging growth in the number of blogs being written in the Farsi language. Farsi – a Persian language spoken in Iran and Afghanistan – has moved into the top ten languages of the blogosphere for the first time.

Technorati is now tracking more than 57 million blogs, of which it believes around 55% are ‘active’ – updated at least every three months. While the daily figure of 100,000 new weblogs is down on the 160,000 total from June 2006 it does not indicate a slowdown in growth rates.

As for popular languages in the blogosphere – well there are no surprises there. English and Japanese remain the two most popular languages and, despite problems for bloggers in China, Chinese remains at number three.

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