May 05, 2005
ARE BLOGS PART OF A GREAT HIDDEN TECH BOOM? ("If all that sounds nuts — I mean, we're talking about blogs here — you weren't around for the early meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club. Andrew Sullivan, Glenn Reynolds and Kos have a lot more going for them than those nerds clutching homemade motherboards in 1976.")
There's certainly some sort of a boom going on.
UPDATE: More evidence of a boom:
U.S. Internet advertising surged 33 percent in 2004 to a record $9.6 billion, surpassing levels seen during the early Web boom, and will grow at a similar rate in 2005, according to data released on Thursday.
(Via Ed Driscoll, who has further thoughts.)
UPDATE: Still more evidence that there's something going on: "Almost two out of three advertisers want to spend money on blogs."