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Government Blogging Presentation

As usual, in the spirit of  “social” media, I have decided to post up my recent “Government Blogging” presentation slides (from the CSPS Armchair Presentation) on SlideShare. I have embedded the presentation below. Please note that these slides are meant to supplement my speaking, not replace it. Certain slides are purposely not supposed to make any sense to you without an explanation. Nonetheless, I have posted them anyway since I find that I am often overwhelmed with emails requests for a copy after I present (almost out of reflex it seems). There’s also the sad fact that government servers (my main audience is comprised of public servants) don’t allow for files larger than 5mb to be sent to them. As a result, it’s easier for me to send  a link than it is to send a 12mb PDF. My thoughts and opinions on this “stone age” policy are part of a discussion for a future post…

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  1. The figures on your slide, they come from this page on Technorati, right?:

    I think so because slide 18 says “7.4 million new blogs were created in the last 120 days…”
    which seems to come from the Technorati figure of “7.4 million blogs posted in last 120 days”.

    But are these the same thing?

    I read Technorati’s figure as meaning “blog posts” and not “blog created”.

    If so, please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Also, where did you come up with “There are over 200 million blogs…” (slide 16)? I didn’t find it in the Technorati figures.

    Thanks man.

  2. Hey Doug,
    Have a look here:

    900,000 “blog posts” in the last 24hrs. If we use that stat, that would mean that in 120 days there would be 108 million new blog posts. Therefore it must be actual blogs created that they are referring to. I noticed some inconsistencies in terminology they use.

    As for 200 million blogs , if you take into account un-indexed blogs, and do the math since the 2008 state of the blogosphere report…the number is sure to be more than 200 million. Also, many more have been created and then deleted. I think I am going to start using “blogs with an authority score of at least 1” as a measure.

    Always happy that you point these things out Doug! Keep the comments coming.

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