Tuesday, February 14, 2006

It Is a Numeric Life

It Is a Numeric Life is a refreshing blog all about numbers and data. The author cites a whole lot of research and news stories to give us a "big picture" of the world from a statistical standpoint. I thought I'd paste one post that particularly applies to a major part of my life. It's called "State of the Blogosphere."

This month (Feb. 2006), there are several surveys released on the current status of blogsphere. Here are some numbers to throw out at you -
1) the Gallup Poll organization has released a new survey showing 20% of Americans read blogs. Since blogs barely existed until recently, the figure was less than instant messaging (28%), auctions (23%), videocasts and downloading music (22%). Interestingly, 24% of men read blogs where as only 17% of women read them.
2) according to Technorati's 'State of the Blogosphere report', although a new weblog is created every 1 second of every day, 9% of new blogs are spam or machine generated, and 13.7 million bloggers are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created.

Thing I'm thankful for: Water -- I have been so thirsty today!


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