BLOGS In summary: The blogosphere is now 70 million weblogs wide. About 120,000 new weblogs are created each day, or…1.5 million posts per day.
1.4 new blogs are created every second, 17 posts are made every second.
Spam-3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) are created every day, with a peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December.
Facebook – More than 200 million active users, with 100 million users logging on to Facebook at least once each day. The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older, and the average user has 120 friends.
More than 4 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide).
Okay, I know I sound like an old guy, but what’s up with Facebook? Facebook schmacebook. MyFace, SpaceBook, whatever….bah humbug. Yeah, yeah. I do have a Facebook page. Don’t ask about it. I don’t remember what it looks like. I understand kids using the hell out of it, but the fastest growing demographic is ‘over 35’? I don’t get it. What’s the draw?
I understand if you’re a commercial venture you want all the exposure you can get. Facebook, blogs, twitter, and a never-ending roll out of the newest networking gimmicks for sale. You want to put it all out there like a billboard in that case. But Facebook? An average of 120 friends? Sheesh, how in the world could I possibly keep up with all the different cliques, gossip, and gigs of family photos that I’m supposed to care about? I know, they ARE my grandkids. I should love it. I don’t. Bah humbug.
Maybe I’m just crabby and don’t want to be too available there? I dunno…I do think it takes different types of people for the different venues. I don’t know that Facebook users would remain friends with someone who posted their own short stories and news interests, would they? My wife and kids could care less about blogging. Even though it’s also a networking activity. And vice versa for me! Now could someone please shed some light on my Facebook phobia?