The Blogosphere Explodes

Periodically Technorati surveys the state of the Blogosphere. The pictures here are amazing, but the summary tells its own story of amazing growth.

Technorati is now tracking over 50 Million Blogs.
The Blogosphere is over 100 times bigger than it was just 3 years ago.
Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size every 200 days, or about once every 6 and a half months.
English language blogs have recaptured the linguistic lead – last survey, Japanese blogs were in the lead.
About 175,000 new weblogs were created each day, which means that on average, there are more than 2 blogs created each second of each day.
About 8% of new blogs get past Technorati’s filters, even if it is only for a few hours or days.
About 70% of the pings Technorati receives are from known spam sources, but we drop them before we have to send out a spider to go and index the splog.
Total posting volume of the blogosphere continues to rise, showing about 1.6 Million postings per day, or about 18.6 posts per second.
This is about double the volume of about a year ago.

Growth of the Blogosphere
Language of the Blogosphere