Today, VeriSign announced the acquisition of Moreover.com. For almost a year, we’ve been thinking, watching and discussing (internally and externally) what’s been happening in the blogosphere. By early spring, several trends emerged that were important to us:
- rapid, sustained growth of blogs
- convergence of mainstream news and corporate data with feed-based publishing
- increasing levels of spam in the blogosphere
The blogosphere was growing fast, and would soon outgrow its own infrastructure, and at the same time it was beginning to transcend the term “blogosphere” and establish itself as the new framework for Internet publishing for all kinds of information and content. In short, the blogosphere was going...