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July 24, 2006

The growing non-English blogosphere

Posted by Kristi Heim at 10:43 AM

Feel like you're aging fast? Blog search service Technorati is already 3 years old. To mark the anniversary, CEO David Sifry has some interesting data on the blogosphere here.

Sifry says part of Technorati's new redesign is based on a newspaper's organization by section. Scroll down his page and you'll find, in nice color-coded charts, a breakdown of blog posts showing that the vast majority are not in English. In fact, the percentage of English-language blogs declined from 44 percent in April 2005 to 31 percent this March.

Japanese language blogs are growing fast and make up the largest chunk. Chinese language blogs are not far behind, and most of them are hosted by Microsoft's MSN Spaces.

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