Measuring the Blogosphere.
Nearly 80,000 new blogs are created every day, and there are some 14.2 million in existence already . . . .
Some 900,000 new blog postings are added every day . . . .
The blogosphere - that is, the virtual realm of blogdom as a whole - doubles in size every five and a half months.
If the blogosphere continues to expand at this rate, every person who has Internet access will be a blogger before long, if not an actual reader of blogs. The conventional media - this very newspaper, for instance - have often discussed the growing impact of blogging on the coverage of news. Perhaps the strongest indicator of the importance of blogdom isn't those discussions themselves, but the extent to which media outlets are creating blogs - or bloglike manifestations - of their own.