How many Science blogs world wide?
David Crotty is wondering how many blogs over the world might be counted as Science blogs…
It is difficult to get realistic figures. just found out a few estimations:
- In 2008, Nature mentioned: “The Technorati search engine is now tracking over 7.8 million blogs and 937 million links and reports, nearly 20 000 of which consider themselves to be science related“ (http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v4/n1/full/msb200839.html )
- In 2008, ResearchBlogging mentioned: “I’d put the number between 3,000 and 10,000 science blogs worldwide“ http://researchblogging.org/news/?cat=5
Even with the highest estimation (20,000) we are very very far from a massive success….