Technorati State of the Blogosphere: Intro and Day One

It is that time of year again. Technorati has begun the five-day release of their State of the Blogosphere report.

Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2008 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments. Since 2004, our annual study has unearthed and analyzed the trends and themes of blogging, but for the 2008 study, we resolved to go beyond the numbers of the Technorati Index to deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind.

This report has been extremely valuable to me in the past. I’ll be following it for the next several days.

Here are some of the more interesting items in the first two sections in the report.

In August 2008, blogs had 77.7 million unique visitors in the United States.

There are 76,000 blogs with a technorati authority greater than 50. This means that at least 50 other blogs have linked to them in the past six months.

Here are is some information on the demographics of the blogosphere:

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