David Sifry, founder of Technorati, hast posted a new „state of the blogosphere„.

There is some interesting facts in there, a summary of the main points:

  • Technorati now tracks over 35.3 37.3 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

Interesting stats. However, one thing struck me: English isn’t the most commonly used language any longer. English isn’t even the primary language of one third of all posts now, with only 31% in April. Japanese seems to be the main language (37%). So what are the other languages of the blogosphere?

Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and German are the languages with the greatest number of posts tracked by Technorati.

And another thing curious about the way people post to their blogs around the world:

Japanese bloggers appear to write shorter posts more often. This could be a result of blogging from mobile phones

So in fact, because the Japanese post stuff about everything from anywhere makes them the champions?

The language analysis goes by „posts“, not origin (as they admit themselves).
I would really like to know, where the most bloggers are located. There might be many like myself who don’t write in their mother tongue, but instead write in English, because that’s the language to write in, if you want to be understood by the majority on the net.



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