Blogging-a ‘Phenomenon’?

May 1, 2008

Reflecting on the question, is it really a phenomenon? In this 21st century, I guess it is. Everyone in this new era has blogs for different reasons. According to Technorati’s, “State of Blogosphere”, there are about 57 million blogs counted and are still growing at the rate of 3 million blogs a month and a hundred thousand a day. According to Brian Heumann, in Technorati’s “State of Blogosphere”, it stated that the size of the blogosphere in German was approximately 500,000 which also equals to one percent out of the 50million blogs counted in the year 2006 where most of them are weblogs.


“The globalization of the blogosphere continues. Our data appears to show both English and Spanish languages are a more universal blog language than the other two most dominant languages, Japanese and Chinese, which seem to be more regionally localized.”

(Technorati, 2006).


Meanwhile in Malaysia, according to a research done by a blogger, Jun-E, only 22 are unemployed and out of these, 13 are females. In connection, in Dan Farber’s article, he said that Steve Outing from the Poynter Institute said through blogging, it helps the media websites bring more personal and less institutional voices. Therefore, blogging in this country would bring a lot of benefits to the organizations as they can get more individuals to get involved. From the bloggers side meanwhile, they can feel more involved in the organization and, to answer the question, I think it would be a yes, blogging is a phenomenon.





Farber, D (2004), What’s Up With Blogging and Why Should You Care. Viewed 28th April 2008 from


Heumann, B (2007), Marketing Opportunities in the German Blogosphere. Viewed 28th April 2008 from


Sifry, D. (2006), State of Blogosphere 2006. Viewed 28th April 2008 from




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