Saturday April 7, 2007 17:17
Why Japanese is strong in Technorati?
David Sifry reported the latest statistics for global blogosphere in April, 2007. He has announced the collection result based on Technorati in every quarter. In this report, the top language of blog posts was japanese.
In terms of blog posts by language, Japanese retakes the top spot from our last report, with 37% (up from 33%) of the posts followed closely by English at 36% (down from 39%). Additionally there was movement in the middle of the top 10 languages, highlighted by Italian overtaking Spanish for the number four spot.
It seems as if japanese is the top of blogosphere in the world. According to another reports of Edelman, blogging is stronger in the Asia than in the Unite States and Europe.
Although most of japanese have blogs and there are many posts from japan, it seems a kind of Technorati bias. You can see only one localization site, Technorati Japan.
Because the statistics is based on the sum of ping registered by blogs, it’s very important the number of registered blogs. Technorati Japan was well known to Many of japanese bloggers, in fact, most of them usually used it because there is no meta-blog site such as Allblog.net in Korea.
Especially there is the Blog.tv, live talk show about blogosphere that is on the air by Tokyo MXTV. It consists on the introduction of recent videos from Youtube, internet news and interview of power bloggers. It was sponsored by Technorati Japan and all studio was covered by its logo. In my japan trip, I saw a book for blog that explains customizing skills of all blog services such as Moveble Type, Hatena Diary and Exceite Blog.
In contrast, there is rare blogs to ping Technorati.com although many of korean has own blog. The number of blogs in Naver is known over 7 millions with RSS and trackback and the number of active bloggers is over 0.3 million. General people don’t tend to use their blog without registering meta-blog sites.
Of course I think there are many japanese bloggers, but it seems cultural facts to follow the fashion from abroad and rapid assimilative localization power at the same time.