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December 06, 2007

What's next?

While doing my research on the internet, a question just comes to me. How fast is the blogosphere growing? How many blogs are out there? According to a research done by Neil Sanderson, http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://neilsanderson.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/blogs_2007-04_blogs.gif&imgrefurl=http://neilsanderson.com/wp-trackback.php%3Fp%3D286&h=502&w=500&sz=82&hl=en&start=50&tbnid=MOFTcBd6faYITM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dblogs%26start%3D40%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN, so far there are 70m webblogs tracked.

It's no doubt that there are so many blogs that even if we spend our whole lives non-stop looking at blogs, we can probably only see a little glimpse of the blogosphere.


With the evolution of blogs, the definition of it is starting to blur out. Started out as just a simple online diary, blogging had branched out into so many other different mediums. If you are tired of using the old way to blog, there are always easier ways.

Don't like to type? Try video blogs! Post videos on video sharing website, such as youtube on a regular basis. Blog by recording a clip of yourself.

Meanwhile, as more and more social networking websites emerge, like facebook and myspace with the function of blog implemented, blogging is no longer just writing an entry. Blog has become a part of socializing and networking with other people.

In conclusion, there doesn’t seem to be a limit to what blogs is doing to our lives. Go back a few years, and we see an article on CNET describing the future of blogging :
http://www.news.com/The-future-of-blogging/2030-1069_3-5654288.html

It definitely seems like the question in the heading: “whether blogs, short for Web logs, have the staying power to become more than just online diaries” has been answered.

Posted by clkwanz at December 6, 2007 11:48 PM

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