Technorati, the Google of the blogosphere, has now tracked 1 billion blog links.
Are you new to blogs? Well let me share a few of the current trends in the blogosphere, as I'm discovering them.
David Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati, recently posted some statistics. It turns out that people create 40,000 new blogs a day, and each day there are half a million new blog posts. Also, 15 of the top 37 most-linked-to websites on the Internet are blogs. Here are parts 1, 2, and 3 of his State of the Blogosphere March 2005.
On the other hand, a Gallup Poll in late February revealed another side of the story. The number of Americans very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar, and not at all familiar with blogs was 7%, 19%, 18%, and 56%, respectively.
And if you're wondering what the best blogs are, look no further for an easy introduction than the 2005 Bloggies.