One Blogger Bucks The Trend

Technorati Blogosphere 2008

The Technorati State of the Blogosphere / 2008 five part report makes fascinating reading on this explosive sector of cyberspace.

Blogging is

  • A truly global phenomenon: Technorati tracked blogs in 81 languages in June 2008, and bloggers responded to our survey from 66 countries across six continents.
  • Here to stay: Bloggers have been at it an average of three years and are collectively creating close to one million posts every day. Blogs have representation in top-10 web site lists across all key categories, and have become integral to the media ecosystem.

There are many fine bloggers and one I particularly enjoy is Mathew Ingram. As he points out, there is one high profile blogger, Jason Calacanis, who is bucking the trend.

Jason Calacanis, the diminutive entrepreneur behind Weblogs Inc. and the people-powered search engine known as Mahalo, seems to be attempting to transform himself from just a scrappy CEO into a Web 2.0 cross between Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins. Its actually been coming for some time, but really kicked into gear when Jason stopped blogging and started sending out an email newsletter to a select group of followers. Of course, his missives routinely show up on various blogs anyway, which is a nice way to have your cake and eat it too. Which is great, because it means that none of us is denied access to Jasons words of wisdom.

Not to worry, we will not lack for fine blogs to read.

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