Friday, August 05, 2005

State of the Blogosphere, Part 3

Sifry's Alerts: "State of the Blogosphere, August 2005 Part 3: Tags and Tagging

* Growth has been tremendous in the last 6 months: Technorati has tracked over 25 Million tagged posts from January to July of 2005
* About 300,000 posts with tags were tracked each day at the end of July
* About a third of all blog postings use tags or categories
* People are tagging more than blog posts: Popular services include tagging photos and links (social bookmarks)
* About 12,000 unique tags are discovered each day
* Tagging is growing in languages outside of English as well, including high adoption rates in asian languages like Chinese and Japanese


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