The report shows the number of blogs or posts per second — 1.4 blogs and 17 blog posts created per second. But consider the distinction between blogs and mainstream media:
…information not shown in our data but revealed in our own user testing in Q1 2007 indicates that the audience is less and less likely to distinguish a blog from, say, nytimes.com — for a growing base of users, these are all sites for news, information, entertainment, gossip, etc. and not a “blog” or a “MSM site”.
- If you take a look at the top “blogs” they are all written by media professionals, so do they qualify as blogs? I use a blogging platform to publish, but I don’t think of myself as a blogger–I am a professional journalist.
- Mr Sifry points out that users distinguish less between mainstream media and blogs–then why is Technorati still making this distinction? It’s all mediasphere…
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