Cyberborean Chronicles 2.0

Well my dear readers, Cyberborean Chronicles is moved to standalone hosting here at http://blog.cyberborean.org. The old version at wordpress.com is still available for historical purposes and all archives (posts and comments) are imported into new version. Comments in old version are turned off; please submit your comments here.

RSS of Cyberborean Chronicles now is http://blog.cyberborean.org/feed.

Slashdot effect in action

A day in the blog’s life.

It’s not a 04-01-joke, it’s like the Slashdot effect looks. Someone mentioned my old article (“Anicent tags museum“) in a comment to the Slashdot post and it resulted in a traffic that Chronicles usually have during a whole month.

I am on Twitter

I finally got on Twitter:

Feel free to follow me or invite me to follow you.

You also can view my twittering at the sidebar on this blog.

Twittering for real geeks »

Sourcecode posting on WordPress

Thanks to new WordPress feature, sourcecode quotes in the blog posts now looks awesome:

[sourcecode language=’java’]
/**
* HelloWorld
*/
public class HelloWorld {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println(“Hello world!”);
}
}
[/sourcecode]

One year of blogging

Well, Cyberborean Chronicles got one year old today. A good occasion to look back, summarize my blogging experience and get some conclusions on it and on the whole blogosphere.

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Blogosphere statistics

David Sifry (CEO of Technorati) posted interesting analytics in his regular “State of the Blogosphere” report (Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth, Part 2: On Language and Tagging):

  • Technorati now tracks over 37.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
  • English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
  • Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
  • Technorati now tracks more than 100 Million author-created tags and categories on blog posts.

45% of new bloggers give up during first 3 months after they started! Fortunately, the “Chronicles” is five months old, so it passed that critical point.

I was surprised to discover that English is not a primary language of the blogosphere and that its Japanese and Chinese parts are nearly so large as the English one.

My blog in IE

Yesterday I tested and reviewed some piece of software and it was Windows-only, alas. So I had to go and run a windows box. With fresh impressions of that software I durst to post the review right there and also to see how my blog looks in IE.