For those still not convinced that consumers will be heard, check out the latest numbers put forth by Technorati, the site that tracks what’s going on in the blogosphere. The report is called State of the Blogosphere, October 2005 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth.
David Sifry, Technorati’s CEO, provides the detail here, including a look at the increase in the number of fake blogs going up. Spamming has reached the blogosphere (splogging). Meanwhile, a number of interesting sites have also noted the release of the information, including those of Andy Lark and Steve Rubel.
This is a crazy connection, but I recently revisited the what’s been called a “future history of media” in 2014, Epic 2014. If you haven’t seen this 8 minute short video, do so, because it’s fascinating to say the least. Certainly, this growth in the blogosphere is one of many factors that make this a possible future. Hats off to Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson. I’m looking forward to seeing EPIC 2015, the update, when it’s back up.