The State of Blogosphere: Japanese top blogging language

The state of the Blogosphere is strong, and is maturing as an influential and important part of the web -said David Sifry, Founder and CEO of Technocrati, in April report on blogging. Some of the interesting data, in summary:

* 70 million weblogs
* About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or…
* 1.4 new blogs every second
* 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
* Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
* 1.5 million posts per day, or…
* 17 posts per second
* Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
* 22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 – up from 12 in the prior quarter
* Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%
* English second at 33%
* Chinese third at 8%
* Italian fourth at 3%
* Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
* English the most even in postings around-the-clock
* Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
* 35% of all February 2007 posts used tags
* 2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February