Language and Tagging in the Blogosphere; Dave’s Newest Analysis

Technorati founder has published the second of his state of the blogosphere posts 2. Dave has concentrated on geographical blogging activity and languages. The quick summary is

  • English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
  • Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
  • Chinese language blogging, while continuing to grow on an absolute basis, has begun to decline as an overall percentage of the posts that Technorati tracks over the last 6 months
  • Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and German are the languages with the greatest number of posts tracked by Technorati.
  • The Korean language is underrepresented in this analysis
  • Language breakdown does not necessarily imply a particular country or regional breakdown.
  • Technorati now tracks more than 100 Million author-created tags and categories on blog posts.
  • The rel-tag microformat has been adopted by a number of the large tool makers, making it easy for people to tag their posts. About 47% of all blog posts have non-default tags or categories associated with them.

Tagging and metadata is a trend to watch

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