odd-lot thoughts

Monday, August 30, 2004

Incredible Blogger statistic

I find it amazing that in the space of 10 minutes, 1259 blogs were updated on Blogger.

That's the stat from 5:47 am PDT to 5:56 am.

It might be different now, so I've included the link.

What does this mean? It means that there's a whole lot of folks blogging out there. It doesn't mean that there's a proportional increase in useful information, though. There's no statistic on the signal to noise ratio in blogs. That's because one person's signal is another person's noise.

For example, there are a lot of personal diary-type weblogs out there. Are those "noise?" Some, perhaps. But what about a personal blog that's about someone's effort to quit smoking, or a fight with cancer? Every good story on the web is worth filtering through some noise, in my opinion.


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