Blogosphere slooowwwwing down

David Sifry’s blog posts on the state of blogosphere are now the webs equivalent of the Halifax House Price Index. Each announcement causes people to go scrabbling off to update their PowerPoint presentations. In the case of David’s postings there follows a stream of phrases like participation media, citizen journalism and even heaven forbid Web 2.0. For all you PowerPoint jockeys, here’s the numbers for this month

  • Technorati is tracking over 35.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere has been doubling in size every six months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was three years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of the day
  • 55 per cent of bloggers are still posting three months after their blogs have been created

Ok, where it gets interesting is looking more closely at Sifry’s graph pictured above by clicking on the image. The rate of increase in blogging seems to be slowing down if you look at the period of August 2005 – April 2006. Thoughts?