Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dave Sifry speculates about all those Asian kids in the Top 100:
Other notable trends include the growth of blogging in eastern Asia: last month, more posts were made in Japanese than in any other language - English-language posts represent about 28% of the blogosphere. In part, this is because Japanese bloggers tend to post lots of shorter entries, a habit that is spreading, Sifry says. "More people are using blogs as a sort of conversational medium, as opposed to the long-winded 'here's my 500 to 1,000-word essay' medium." As a result, the average number of links in each post is dropping.
(from The GuardianUnlimited)

I'd still like to know what the heck they're talking about!

(thanks Easton Ellsworth at BusinessBlogWire)

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3 comments:

Easton Ellsworth said...

Who knows how many bloggers there will be in 2010? 2020? (If we still call it blogging, that is.)

Thanks for this news item.

Tish Grier said...

exactly! We really have no idea where the whole thing is going and how it will evolve. It's amazingly exciting to be part of it as it's unfolding.

Dawno said...

I've noted recently that the amount of email spam I'm getting that's written entirely in Chinese or Japanese characters has tripled in the last few weeks.

Wonder if there's any relation or if it's just coincidence.

Can you imagine us 'old geezers' of blogging in ten years writing about 'when I was younger we blogged from real computers about real issues - you kids today don't know how good you've got it' hee hee...