This is a great article that clearly explains why the power or zipf distribution means that the blogoshphere can (already) be divided into three.
- Firstly the small number of stars These are the ones that are always talk about business models and telling us how they have an authentic voice – but these are the ones that are becoming mainstream media.
- Secondly there are a moderate number of bloggers with a moderate number of readers. These are the stars of small niches. Eg Vertical niches.
- Lastly there are the masses that no one is really interested in. Although they might get their 15 mins of fame, their blog is simply a conversation with their friends. These are the guys using MSN spaces!