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 But blogs go out of date if they’re not regularly updated and one of the most interesting recent analyses of the blogosphere from BusinessWeek signifies that the number of live blogs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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