30 Mar 2004
At 4:35AM PST today, Technorati broke the 2 Million weblogs tracked milestone. The blogosphere continues to expand at an amazing pace, with about 12,000 new weblogs being created every day. We’re tracking over 150,000 weblog updates every day, and growing. One of the reasons for this has been the substantial growth in hosted weblog systems like Typepad, LiveJournal, and Blogger, but also a tremendous amount of growth in smaller systems, like EasyJournal and Suicide Girls and moblogs like TextAmerica. Blogging is also growing outside of the United States and the English-speaking Internet, as we’ve seen lots of growth in non-English language weblogs as well, especially in Russian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Farsi.
We’ve been through 3 complete technical infrastructures, each designed to scale better than the rest, and been through two major site redesigns as well. It’s been a pretty crazy fun ride so far, and I look at this as only just beginning.
We’ve got some more new fun features in the pipeline, and we’re building out a great team of folks to help in our core mission: Be of Service. Help keep us on our toes, keep sending us feedback, and keep telling us how we can be of service to you. Thanks for letting us be a part of your lives and for putting up with us when we’ve had our issues. I’m incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to build something great with such a wonderful team – both inside and outside of the company. Thanks.