Afrigator (love the name!) has compiled some statistics on the current state of the African blogosphere, and it makes for some interesting reading.
Plenty of numbers to digest, with the full presentation available here, but here are some key figures of interest:
In Africa as a whole, the number of blog posts indexed by Afrigator leapt from just under 69,000 to over 115,000. In South Africa, posts more than doubled, from around 77,000 to over 164,000.
South Africa dominates the African blog space, with nearly three in every five blogs attributable to the country. Other identifiable countries include Kenya (8%), Nigeria (5.5%), and Tanzania (~2%).
Blog growth was fairly steady, hovering at around 150 new blogs each month since January 2007, though that number nearly doubled in October, possibly due to Afrigator’s acquisition by MH Print Africa.
“Linklove” between blogs has increased markedly since April this year, though I’m not quite sure what the figures represent — possibly the number outgoing links to other blogs.
The rise in popularity of YouTube is just as prevalent on African blogs, with a huge rise in the number being embedded in blogs from almost nothing in April to nearly 10,000 in October.