April 03, 2007

Is a New Technorati State of the Blogosphere Coming?

4 minutes before midnight tonight, Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati, posted a note that in one place, summarized the company's research into the state of the blogosphere. As the company famously tracks and tags more than 70 million blogs, they have become a real authority as to trends, growth and the sheer volume of information that is cranking out each day.

Though there is no clear timetable to Technorati's updates, revisions to the "State of the Blogosphere" took place every two months in 2006, but the last was posted in October. Prior to 2006, there were three updates in 2005 and the inaugural October 2004 update.

Sifry's quick archival of the posts also included the tags "sotb2007" and "solw2007", short for "State of the Blogosphere" and "State of the Live Web". As none have yet been posted, it suggests a new slew of facts will spill forth on continued blogosphere growth. In fact, his post is the only one in all of Technorati's database to contain such tags. I expect soon we will get more data that shows the rest of the blogosphere is going "Up and to the right".

A direct link to the summary is now here: http://www.sifry.com/stateoftheliveweb


  1. He Louise

    Methinks he is probably about to announce his imminent departure!

    If there is any truth in what Valleywag is saying (and that's not always the case!!) he may be on his way out as the blogoshpere slows and technorati stagnates (i.e. very little new material).

  2. LOL, keep your eyes on the blog.

    And no, I'm not going anywhere, I'm very very happy at Technorati!!!


  3. David, thanks for your updates and feedback on the blog. It's clear your news has resonated in the blogosphere, and you definitely made the rounds, being involved in the conversation. Good work and good luck.

  4. The new State of the Live Web is now up!