Blogging and the Observer

The Observer have an ar ticle about bloggers from the emergency services. A mainly positive piece, there’s a little bit about how ‘dangerous’ blogging is with a reference to Jo Gordon’s sacking from Waterstone’s, but no reference to the fact he got another job pretty quickly, which included blogging.

There’s a glaringly obvious error in the report though

Worldwide, there are now more than four million blogs – online diaries – where people post their thoughts about anything from politics to housework.

The author, Jo Revill, either missed out the ‘teen’ on the word four or failed to find a key report from Technorati:

As of the end of July 2005, Technorati was tracking over 14.2 Million weblogs, and over 1.3 billion links. Interestingly, this is just about double the number of blogs that we were tracking 5 months ago.

It’s a pity there’s such an error, as The Observer definitely has one of the best news blogs around,

Update: Suw also has a comment on the Observer article, regarding her quote and a clarification of what she said during the interview.

One thought on “Blogging and the Observer

  1. Oops. I’ll pass the corrections on. Print journalism still at the steep end of the learning curve on blogging, I fear. But thanks for your nice words about the Observer blog.