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Sunday, November 06, 2005

200,000 Serious Bloggers

Michael Malone writes a column called Silicon Insider for ABC News. I had mentioned about his article on MSM – Blogosphere meet earlier. His latest column says that there might be 200,000 serious bloggers in the Blogosphere:

The numbers should tell you all you need to know: There are an estimated 20 million bloggers out there. Now, we can assume that 90 percent, even 99 percent, are largely novelties put up by folks who stick their Web journals up for a few weeks then move on to something else, perhaps adding a new entry every month or two.

But even in the most pessimistic scenario, that still leaves 200,000 serious bloggers out there, scattered throughout the world, talking about everything under the sun, from politics to pet care, shoes to spelunking. That's 200,000 entrepreneurial startups, 50 times that of the number of new dot-coms a decade ago. That's more than enough critical mass to kick off a boom.

3 Comments:

  • Kaps, thanks once again :-)

    By Blogger thennavan, at 10:53 PM  

  • Is a journal comparable to a DOTCOM? Aren't we going a bit overboard with that numbver? What does 'serious blogging' mean? And how can you compare a 'serious blogger' to a dotcom? If anything, a serious blogger is yet another 'media channel'. And looked at that way, does yet another media channel really make a difference. Sorry, just thinking aloud and contrarily. As usual, I guess. Great blog.

    By Blogger Übermaniam, at 8:08 AM  

  • Daily Unusual,
    Comparing a blog to a dotcom is over exaggeration. In the Indian context, blogs might find it difficult to come up with revenue models.
    Content is anyway free in today's world.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:31 AM  

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