Alright, it's time to invoke the Lazy Web again...

If you watned to gather some statistics about the usage and growth of blogging and aggregators, where would you get 'em? I'm talking about the kind of numbers that make a slightly pointy haired boss think twice about ignoring the blog world.

I'd be grateful to anyone who has seen some hard or even semi-hard numbers that might be useful.

Posted by jzawodn at January 22, 2003 09:18 PM

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# Bill said:

This topic has come up many, many times, but no one ever gets around to doing anything about it.

The only movement I've seen is with Tim Jarrett's tracking the usage (which he's been tracking about a year now, I believe):

Here's one of the more recent times the topic of a survey of bloggers came up:

Here's a Yahoo! group that went nowhere:

on January 23, 2003 07:52 AM
# jr said:

I think the difficulty of doing some metrics like that (and frankly one big weakness of blogs) is that they're not centralized. If I want to create a blog, I simply do it. If I'm lucky a few folks might take notice, but truth be told the only thing that seperates me from the crazy guy down by the bus stop is the level of spittle is less when I type. Likewise, there's no single, great, pivotal resource blogging folks use. There's, radioland, and any other number of backbone sites. Still, if you want to use the notoriously innacurate google count, there's 3,280,000 blogs.

on January 23, 2003 10:58 AM
# Will Cox said:

some LiveJournal stats

on January 27, 2003 11:53 AM
# Seb said:
on January 27, 2003 02:58 PM
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