David is back with interesting facts about the blogosphere. The figures may not be too accurate but the growth still seems bizarre to me, 70000 blogs created every day. Though the study shows that as much as 8% of these are spam or fake blogs, it is still a huge number! Technorati thinks that lot many Chinese bloggers are on the prowl but I suppose the God Bloggers would take away the crown next time.
From their individualistic approach blogs have already emerged as a potent combined force with group blogs and the communities woven around them. Now some thought is being given perhaps to projecting it as your personal space that you would like to share with others, what they term as “social networking”. Audio, Photo and Mo-blogging had occupied a niche space. I am noticing a deliberate discussion on advent of media rich blogs like Bubbler.
I was recently startled to see my geocities sites shrunken to almost 70% of their existence with the hitherto popup Yahoo adverstiments proudly proclaiming the rest of the space. No, there is no X button around to close them. It gave an indication about Yahoo's lost interest in the static pages containing family pictures and recipes. Yahoo 360 degrees proves this apprehension. With Yahoo foraying into the blogging scene, I am unable to comprehend which way it is heading on to. Like Bubbler here too the USP is usage of all kinds of media and sharing them with friends, family and acquaintance. Blogger's individual space is going to be stalked soon.
Update: I think I overlooked that Yahoo does provide the option to shrink, if not close, the advertisement panes at geocities.
Ladies and Gentlemen! It's my privilege to host the weekly celebration of Bharteeya Blog Mela this week. And here is a formal invitation:
Translated, that means: nominations for the 39th mela are open and may be submitted using the comments area for this post. If you go by rules, they have been quoted by last host Yazad here. You can nominate posts (including your own) made between December 2 and 8, 2003. The mela will be hosted here on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. Looking forward to your nominations!