Sifry: Blogosphere is doubling

Dave Sifry: “…the blogosphere has been doubling at a regular pace, and it is now more than 8 times as large as it was in June of 2003. ”
Technorati’s founder adds that currently roughly 12,000 new weblogs are created each day, which means that on average, a new weblog is created every 7.4 seconds (of course, about half are abandoned in the first 3 months). Dave says that terrorist activity, politics, and international events have driven a large number of posts, but that topics such as “the discovery of a flaw in the basic mechanism of high-end Kryptonite locks” have also made bloggers post like crazy.