State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006

Hooray! Dave Sifri’s latest State of the Blogosphere is online. Highlights:

  • 57 million blogs
  • 3 million blogs created during third quarter of 2006
  • 100,000 blogs created every day
  • 55% of all blogs are ‘active’ — defined as having been updated at least once in the last three months (doesn’t seem very active to me)
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size approximately every 230 days
  • About 1.3 million postings every day
  • Most popular languages are English (39%), Japanese (33%), Chinese (10%), Spanish (3%), Italian, Russian, Portuguese, French (all equal on 2%). Farsi (1%) has pushed its way into the top ten for the first time.