Dave Sifry at Technorati has just posted their latest quarterly “State of the Blogsphere” report: In summary:

* Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs

* The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months

* It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago

* On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day

* 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created

* Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour

Sifry points out that not only has the number of blogs increased dramatically, so too has the volume of posts per day. Graphs also indicate that posting volume spikes in response to world events. Big news events are obvious, but what is interesting is that tech news – ipod video and mac intel announcements for example – also cause notable spikes.

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