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Two Surveys on Blogs Differ As to How Many Are Active

According to this press release on a survey from Perseus Development Corp., it is estimated that of the 4.12 million blogs created an currently hosted (using Blog-City, BlogSpot, Diaryland, LiveJournal, Pitas, TypePad, Weblogger and Xanga), roughly two thirds have not been updated over the course of the past two months. From their survey: “Active blogs were updated on average every 14 days. Only 106,579 of the hosted blogs were updated on average at least once a week. Fewer than 50,000 were updated daily.”

  • In contrast to these findings, The National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) Weblog Census indicated that of 1,390,576 weblogs indexed, 917,780 were estimated to remain active. According to CyberAtlas, the discrepancy between these surveys results from the fact that the Perseus data focused on blogs hosted by the blog hosting services mentioned above, while the NITLE survey includes hosted and standalone blogs.
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