14 million blogs, 1.4 billion links between them
Listened to it this morning and enjoyed the show (is available for streaming).
I liked this quote (paraphrased) from James.
"The figure that is often quoted is the number of blogs out there, currently 14 million blogs.
The figure that I think is more interesting is the fact that there are 1.4 billion links between those blogs."
I don't know where he got the number (James, where? That's an average of
a thousand one hundred links per blog!). Whatever the number, he's right to point out the connectivity between the blogs. It is this interlinking, cross referencing and trackbacking that makes blogs such a conversational and dynamic medium.