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The blogosphere reaches equilibrium?


July 15, 2007

The blogosphere reaches equilibrium?

The blogosphere reaches equilibrium?

July 16, 2007 Slashdot is reporting on a WSJ news story that blogging turns 10 years old around now. We’re a little less certain on the origination of the blog, as is Wikipedia, but given that nobody is certain and it wasn’t very long ago that the first blog started, it’s perhaps a time to reflect on this phenomena. By 2005, blogging became so popular that estimates ranged upwards to 60 million blogs. But blogs go out of date if they’re not regularly updated and one of the most interesting recent analyses of the blogosphere from BusinessWeek signifies that the number of live blogs is beginning to plateau at around the 16 million mark. Though new blogs are being launched every minute, there are just as many falling dormant. Witness David Sifry’s musings on the subject here.

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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