It was announced earlier this week that Technorati has started tracking its 10 millionth blog. In case you aren’t that familiar with the blogosphere, Technorati is a major blog search engine that tracks blogs, much like Google does for websites except in real-time. Dave Sifry, (the founder of Technorati), wrote an artice in his blog detailing the major milestone for the real-time search engine, and his motives behind it. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
This weekend Technorati tracked its 10 Millionth Blog. It is a chinese blog, on mblogger.cn, and it appears to be a blog talking about glassblowing, with some really cool pictures. Unfortunately I don’t read Chinese so I can’t tell what the commentary is about, but so far, the blogger has put in short biographical information in English about each glassblower profiled.
Talk about the Long Tail, huh?
What an amazing trip this has been. I’m humbled by the amazing growth of the blogosphere, and the remarkable nature of conversations over the last few years. I would have never guessed when I started Technorati in November 2002 that by putting simple personal publishing tools in the hands of anyone who wanted one would have so many ripple effects around the world. This makes me very grateful to so many people who have so tirelessly evangelized and built great tools – and to the bloggers who used the tools to express their thoughts…