A new blog every second

Everyday life is blogging. Globally.

* Technorati now tracks over 35.3 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

[via Sifry's Alert]

The Fall of Berlusconi

Berlusconi’s political machine is in meltdown. The candidate’s first televised debate was a disaster. His coalition and his cabinet are out of control. Instead of tending to allies, he’s battling the big business interests that ought to be his core support—all of them alarmed by Italy’s seemingly unstoppable economic slide. Along with much of the rest of Europe, they hope more and more for a Prodi victory.

[Newsweek]

Go go blogging!

While growth is slowing at most top Internet sites, it is skyrocketing at sites focused on social networking, blogging and local information.

The dramatic success of those Internet categories is apparent from a recent online-traffic analysis provided by market research firm ComScore Media Metrix, which examined visitor growth rates among the 50 top Web sites over the past year.

[Washington Post]