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November, 2008

Abandoned Blogs

Just posted this to HolyCrapFacts as well, but thought it interesting enough to post here: According to the Technorati 2008 State of the Blogosphere, of the 133 million blogs the site tracks only 7.4 million have been updated in the last 120 days. (For those that don't feel like doing the math, that's 125.6 million abandoned or at least unloved blogs.) Nick Carr offers up an explanation: Blogging is the new amateur radio. Basically he argues that while the long-term impact of amateurs will be remembered, the big players will continue to get sucked in to larger sites or turn into businesses. I don't think I agree, but I haven't quite figured out why.
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