Lawyers & the Blogosphere

Technorati's latest quarterly State of the Blogosphere findings show that the blogosphere is continuing to expand at an amazing rate. Some of the more interesting stats:

  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half months and is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 9% of new blogs are spam or machine generated
  • There are about about 50,000 new blog posts per hour
According to data reported by the New York Times, 5.1 percent of the people reading blogs were lawyers or judges, putting that group fourth behind computer professionals, students and retirees. Legal professionals also make up 6.1 percent of bloggers, putting them fourth again, behind those in education, computer software and media. Not bad when you consider that lawyers constitute considerably less than one percent of the population.

Submitted by Bonnie Shucha on March 2, 2006

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