David Sifry is the CEO of Technorati, and he had written a great post on The State of the Blogosphere and Social Media. It provides great information on blogs and other social media trends. Great information!

Here is a quick summary:

  • 70 million weblogs
  • About 120,000 new weblogs each day
  • 1.5 million posts per day
  • Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
  • 22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 – up from 12 in the prior quarter
  • Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%
  • English second at 33%
  • Chinese third at 8%
  • Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
  • 35% of all February 2007 posts used tags