State of the web
A few years ago, a site called Lunarstorm was the largest social network in Sweden. During the previous week, Lunarstorm had over 244 000 unique visitors. This may feel like a large number.
However, there is a certain blog called Blondinbella where a young girl writes about her life. Her site had over 308 000 unique visitors during the same week! That’s about 64 000 more than Lunarstorm. Since the content is Swedish only, it would mean that over three percent of the citizens are following each week.
The most fascinating part though is why so many people are interesting in reading about her daily life. Most entries have hundreds of comments, even though a lot is spam and links. Instead of interacting on Lunarstorm, the youth of today choose to read about Blondinbella and similar blogs, giving her tons of money from advertising. Nothing wrong with that though, my sincere congratulations to her success. It’s an interesting concept that the playroom of tech nerds a few years ago has been taken over by teenage girls.
Add this to the ever-increasing popularity of micro blogging such as Twitter and Bloggy, and you really start to wonder where the web is heading. It’s like a giant organism that no-one has seen growing up before. A hive of collected minds from the entire planet. It’s so utterly fascinating.