Alan Lewis, developer evangelist who works at eBay, sent me this one. EBay just opened customer blogs and converted their corporate newsletter to a blog format. Alan's blog is here and it is having its big developer conference this weekend too.
Oh, Christopher Coulter, please ignore. This is just more blog hype.
Check out Netcraft's June 2006 Web Server Survey. Key things? Dramatic increase in Internet size. Oh, and Windows gained large share numbers too. Why? Blogs, the report says.
"The Internet experienced its strongest site growth ever last month, powered by a surge in blogs and free Web sites."
"Microsoft continues to gain share in the web server market, chipping away at Apache's commanding lead. The number of hostnames on Windows servers grew by 4.5 million, giving Microsoft 29.7% market share, a gain of 4.25% for the month. Apache had a decline of 429K hostnames, and loses 3.5% to 61.25%."
Who knew that blogs would change marketshare numbers?
Bing: Dave Winer did. He told me they would someday.
I just spent an hour with the Sharepoint 2007 team and they've added blogging, Edit This Page, RSS, and Wikis to Sharepoint (very well, I might add). At the end of the video I had them thank Dave Winer (he was the first to show me EditThisPage and RSS, both of which were featuers in UserLand's Manila, which I used, and later joined the company to sell) and Ward Cunningham (inventor of the Wiki).
Those two guys have changed the world.